Apollo5

Vocal Ensemble

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Apollo5

Vocal Ensemble

A stunning, beautiful sound
BBC Radio 2

http://apollo5.co.uk/

The international award-winning British vocal ensemble Apollo5 delights audiences with versatile and engaging performances on the concert platform, singing repertoire ranging from renaissance, classical and contemporary choral music to folk, jazz and pop.

Biography —

The international award-winning British vocal ensemble Apollo5 delights audiences with versatile and engaging performances on the concert platform, singing repertoire ranging from renaissance, classical and contemporary choral music to folk, jazz and pop.

Frequently performing in their home city of London they have sung in venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Kings Place (London A Cappella Festival), the Barbican, the Houses of Parliament and Wembley Arena. They regularly give concerts at their home in the heart of the City of London, the Gresham Centre.

As well as concerts across the UK Apollo5 has enjoyed giving performances internationally. Last season the five outstanding vocalists undertook a month-long debut tour of the USA and in 2016 they made their south Asian debut, taking part in the Taipei International Choral Festival. Over the last two years they have given performances in Italy, Germany, Holland and France. This season includes international performances in France (Via Aeterna Music Festival), Poland (for La Folle Journée) and a collaboration with the Academy of Ancient Music.

Apollo5 is part of the VCM Foundation, and leads its innovative education programme aiming to inspire creativity through music. Working alongside vocal ensemble VOCES8 and Paul Smith the programme reaches 40,000 young people annually in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, the USA and Asia. The Foundation has its home at the Gresham Centre, at St Anne and St Agnes Church. In partnership with the Diocese of London, VCM has established a hub for excellence in education, outreach and the performance of vocal music. Last season saw the first Gresham Centre Festival in which the group performed with VOCES8 and the VOCES8 Scholars.

Apollo5 leads regular workshops, masterclasses, and a children’s concert series at the Gresham Centre, as well as longer term projects and residency programmes. The group oversees an extensive outreach project called the Open Mind Programme in Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham. Now in its third year, the Open Mind Programme has received support from Arts Council England, The Merchant Taylors’ Company and the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers. The education programme is also supported by Holman Fenwick Willan and the Ernest Cook Trust.

Apollo5 has released albums with VCM Records, including “The Spirit Like a Dove”, music by Josquin des Prez performed with the Ingenium Ensemble which was Number 4 in the UK Classical Chart, and “With a Song in my Heart”, an album of folk, jazz and pop. Also released is “Journey” on the Edition Peters Sounds label featuring the group with former King’s Singer Paul Phoenix. A new album, “O Radiant Dawn”, will be released during the 2018/19 season.

Apollo5 will start to publish its musical arrangements with Edition Peters this year.

For further information please visit www.apollo5.co.uk

 

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The Spirit Like a Dove – new album from Apollo5

"The Spirit Like a Dove" sees a ground-breaking collaboration between the British ensemble Apollo5 and the Slovenian Ingenium Ensemble. The ensembles have brought to life a Mass buried and forgotten for nearly 500 years. The "Missa Quem Dicunt Homines" - Josquin or not Josquin? Read more

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Reviews —

A stunning, beautiful sound

BBC Radio 2

Apollo5 were a delight! Tight harmonies and excellent arrangements make this an aural treat!

The Lounge, New York City

Such clear and lovely voices

The Swingle Singers

They gave everything to their audience, and produced an energetic and engaging performance.

The King's Singers

A class act!

London A Cappella Festival

You are nulli secundi, second to none.

Brian Blessed

They were a delight to have here, their voices are brilliant, and they are really captivating. (And the nicest people to work with)

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

We would highly recommend Apollo5 and would have them back any time.

Vodaphone UK

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