V8 Vocal Ensemble (2013)V8 Vocal Ensemble which has sung several times previously to appreciative audiences for Tauranga Musica, was formed by keen Auckland Voices New Zealand members after their 1998 tour to Spain. All are past or present members of the NZ Youth Choir or professional musicians.
They debuted with the NZSO in a NZ premiere performance of Luciano Berio's virtuostic work Sinfonia in 2011. The Ensemble performs regularly throughout NZ and on radio.
V8 Vocal Ensemble presents "Kisses in the Dark". In 1855, Georg Friederich Daumer compiled a collection of ethnic poetry called Polydora. It is an anthology of translations of poems from Poland, Russia and Hungary on themes of love, lust, rejection, obsession, joy, sadness and rapture. Brahms was an admirer of Johann Strauss, the waltz king, and these pieces are his tribute.
First half will be The Lovesong Waltzes, by Johannes Brahms for vocal ensemble and piano duet. Second half will be a variety of repertoire in the usual V8 style.