Vox Clamantis Tour England
18th May, Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
19th May, Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Bracknell
20th May, Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
Vox Clamantis, Dhafer Youssef (vocalist, oud)
The Gregorian singing of the ensemble Vox Clamantis and the performances of the Tunisian vocalist and oud-virtuoso Dhafer Youssef may seem worlds apart.
So their first joint tour is bound to offer remarkable concerts.
The project is nominated for the Arts Council England Realise Live award in 2007.
Dhafer Youssef has worked with top musicians such as Omar Sosa, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Nils Petter Molvaer and Markus Stockhausen.
The musical press has been generous in its praise. In addition to concerts in most European countries, Youssef has appeared in Japan, Singapore, Korea, New Zealand and South Africa.
Subtle and vivid performances of Gregorian chants have won the Vox Clamantis acclaim in many countries. Several composers have written new works for the ensemble, including Arvo Pärt and Toivo Tulev. Among the ensemble’s collaborations are regular joint concerts with the Chur Grégorien de Paris and daring experimental programmes with jazz musicians: the percussionist Brian Melvin, saxophonist Villu Veski, and the Weekend Guitar Trio.
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