Originally founded in 1980 by the scholar and musician Christopher Page, Gothic Voices has gone on to record twenty-five albums, three of which won the coveted Gramophone Early Music Award. Its first recording A feather on the breath of God - Sequences and Hymns by Saint Hildegard of Bingen still remains one of the bestselling recordings of pre-Classical music ever made. Mary Star Of The Sea is their first release on Linn with a forthcoming second album: The Dufay Spectacle.
In the UK they have performed at the Aldeburgh and Chester Festivals, the York and Birmingham Early Music Festivals and at the International Festivals of Edinburgh and Cheltenham. They have toured widely throughout Europe, appearing at the Flanders, Utrecht and Stuttgart Early Music Festivals and the Vestfold Festival in Norway. They have also appeared in Israel and in the Americas.
Gothic Voices also enjoy performing contemporary music, particularly pieces with medieval associations. Many of today's composers are influenced by medieval repertoire and its often experimental nature. The group plans to give a renewed emphasis to the combination of old and new alongside its more traditional programmes.
Gothic Voices is committed to bringing medieval music into the mainstream. Their imaginative programmes aim to use their voices in varying combinations to produce performances of great beauty and thereby to continue to win the appreciation of audiences all over the world.
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Recording of the Month: 'Just lovely!'more >>Choir & Organ
'This welcome revitalisation of an iconic group is characterised by warmth of tone and beautiful blend. A thoroughly engaging recording of impeccable clarity.'more >>MusicWeb International
'A fascinating release.'more >>Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
„Es darf als Reverenz an die mittelalterliche Tradition verstanden werden und zugleich an dieses herausragende Ensemble. Wie das Drama der Kreuzigung hier von innen her durchleuchtet wird, im Zusammenklang der klar und transparent geführten Stimmen, ist ergreifend; darin liegt auch ein mystischer Kern."more >>Financial Times
'The mood throughout is one of serenity and grace.'more >>Andrew Benson-Wilson
'The four singers of Gothic Voices produce an exceptionally good consort sound as well as impressing in their various solo roles...[a] beautiful recording.'more >>