Echo Vocal Ensemble

Echo Vocal Ensemble

Music in the University
Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: The University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Category: Concerts and music

The ten “sparkling, poised and powerful”, voices of Echo Vocal Ensemble visit Glasgow for the first time in a concert celebrating new and old choral music from Britain.

The performance features little known but stunning music by 17th century composer Robert Ramsey, juxtaposed by pieces by contemporary Scottish and English composers, all presented in Echo’s unique style. Alongside music spanning 400 years, expect improvisation, folksong and an innovative approach to performance from one of the UK’s most exciting new groups.

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About Echo
Described as "sublime, spirited…completely assured" (The Arts Desk), Echo Vocal Ensemble is a dynamic group of singers known for their flexibility, innovation and excellence. Since their debut in 2017, the group has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, as Ensemble-in-Residence at Ryedale Festival and live on BBC Radio 3.

The group has quickly developed a reputation for innovative programming and multi-disciplinary collaborations, including with poet Roger McGough, composer James MacMillan, visual artist Polly Apfelbaum and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Echo aims to explore the full range of what ensemble singing can achieve, including improvisation and audience-immersive concert experiences, whilst achieving musical excellence at all times.

Recent projects include a collaboration at Sadler’s Wells with choreographer Gregory Maqoma, and an audio installation at Frieze Sculpture in London. 2024 sees the release of Echo’s debut album, Innocence, with a launch concert at the Wigmore Hall In July.

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