about ensemble viii

About ensemble viii

Ensemble VIII’s ambition is to make the vast canon of Renaissance and Baroque vocal music accessible and fresh to Austin and Central Texas audiences. The ensemble offers a rare opportunity to hear superb specialists in early music perform at the highest degree of technical precision and dramatic intensity.

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...the resulting wash of vibrant tone colors, ultra-precise intonation, and oneness of sound is nothing short of world-class music-making. This is Ensemble VIII.

--Austin Chronicle

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For those in the audience..., the music is uniformly spectacular and uplifting...The tight-knit, gifted vocal group transforms these “Carols” into music that can move anyone.

Austin American-Statesman

I just had to write and tell you again how utterly transporting your “Messiah” was. I can’t stop thinking about it! It was masterfully done, and you and all involved are to be congratulated!!

KMFA Radio Host