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VOCES8 paints a musical portrait on 'Enchanted Isle' / New Classical Tracks

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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher is a Syndicated Feature airing nationally on Classical 24 and Statewide via Minnesota Public Radio. For Apr 3, 2019, the segment focuses on the new album by Voces8.

Barnaby Smith is the artistic director, conductor, and a countertenor for the British vocal ensemble Voces8. On their latest recording, Enchanted Isle, we're introduced to two new members, baritone Christopher Moore, and a new mezzo-soprano contralto, Katie Jeffries-Harris. "I actually think that change is a really great thing in a group like ours because one of the difficulties of it is that it's the same eight singers all the time, which has so many benefits, but also it can get a little bit insular, and actually having a little bit of fresh blood every now and again can really liven things up."