September is an exciting month for Gothic Voices

31 August 2006

Firstly, and possibly most excitingly, their new CD, “The Unknown Lover - the complete works of Solage”, was released on September 25th on the Avie Records label. BBC Music Magazine have already reviewed the disc, saying “The performance triumphantly affirms the ensemble’s claim to fame, and establishes that of Solage. Gothic Voices continue to exude vitality while masterfully controlling the most complex structures. Solage’s output brings out their distinctive strengths: precision (of intonation, voice exchange and blend), edginess (of tempos and line), and clarity (of timbre and pronunciation). Perhaps most impressive is their facility for making highly esoteric music, including the vocalised accompaniment, engaging without compromising it’s sophistication.”.

Secondly, to emphasise Gothic Voices pre-eminence in the world of medieval vocal music, Hyperion Records have released a box set of three of Gothic Voices’ earlier CDs, all of which have won the prestigious Gramophone Award for Early Music.

Last, but not least, The Early Music Show on BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 23rd September was completely devoted to Gothic Voices in this their 25th anniversary year. It included the opportunity to hear some of the tracks from the new CD for the first time, as well as interviews with all the members of the group, in a programme that celebrated their glorious history, as well as their exciting plans for the future.

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