Über Glaube – Ein Portrait (About Faith – A Portrait): This is the title of the debut CD of voicemade, the outstanding Leipzig a cappella ensemble. With their program, the six young musicians span centuries to combine music of the Renaissance with modern times. The track list includes music by William Byrd, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, compositions by Volker Bräutigam, Günther Ramin, and Bob Chilcott, as well as works by Robert Pohlers, Damien Kehoe and Paul Heller, the three youngest composers on the CD, all of whom were born in 1990 or later. Their works are heard here as world premiere recordings. Tonal beauty and textual comprehensibility, used in the service of expression and depth of interpretation, are obvious instruments for voicemade. An extraordinary CD in repertoire and programmatic approach!
"ravishingly intimate, skilled and expressive"
Rezension von Burkhard Schäfer, 04.03.2023