‘Such passion that there’s never a hint of dry scholarship‘ – The Times
For more than thirty years Gothic Voices has been renowned for the excellence, refinement and spirituality of its performances of medieval music.
Described by Gramophone as “absolute leaders in the field”, Gothic Voices are committed to bringing medieval music into the mainstream. The ensemble has built an impressive reputation for promoting previously unfamiliar music to audiences throughout the world. Gothic Voices continues to evolve, producing imaginative programmes and giving authoritative performances of great beauty.
Gothic Voices’s ground-breaking recording of the music of Hildegard of Bingen, A Feather on the Breath of God, remains one of the best-selling recordings of pre-classical music ever made. Since the ensemble was founded in 1980 by Christopher Page, Gothic Voices has produced an acclaimed discography of over twenty CDs for the Hyperion, Avie and Linn record labels, three of which won the coveted Gramophone Magazine Early Music Award.
The juxtaposition of old and new is also now a staple of the ensemble’s programmes. Praised for performances of “serenity and grace” (Financial Times), Gothic Voices enjoys exploring contemporary music, particularly pieces with medieval associations. They have commissioned and collaborated with living composers including Joanne Metcalf, Andrew Smith, Karen Takana, and Michael Pisaro. Their first disc combining Medieval and Contemporary music, Mary, Star of the Sea was released in 2016 to great critical acclaim: “a thoroughly engaging recording of impeccable clarity” (Choir and Organ).