There are few artists who achieve "rock star" status in the Classical music world, but the British vocal ensemble Voces8 is among them. Recording for the Decca classics label, this eight-member a capella group has topped the Classical charts time and time again with their wide-ranging albums that feature music by contemporary pop stars, such as Ben Folds, to Renaissance motets by Thomas Tallis.
Artistic director and countertenor, Barney Smith, talks with Melony Dodson about how Voces8 achieves its perfectly tuned and blended sound and about the importance of rehearsal. The group is passionate about bringing music education to all schools and carries that mission when performing around the world. Voces8 performs in Maryville at the Clayton Center for the Arts Friday, November 9th at 7:30pm. Tickets and information at claytonartscenter.com