Watch: Gabriel's Message, from VOCES8 and friends

Friday, November 26, 2021

Start Advent with this new orchestrated version of the beloved Basque carol

Advent Sunday is this weekend, and so to welcome in the season we've an exclusive video of VOCES8 and friends - many friends! - performing Gabriel's Message, the Basque carol celebrating the Annunciation. It is, however, a version quite unlike anything you'll have heard before - a stunningly beautiful new orchestrated arrangement by Jim Clements.

The VOCES8 Foundation Choir and Orchestra (with guest leader Jack Liebeck, and see if you can spot some other star instrumentalists among the players...) is conducted by Barnaby Smith, VOCES8's artistic director.

The video is taken from ‘A Christmas Cracker’, the opening concert of the LIVE From London Christmas 2021 festival - click here for full details.

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