North8, founded in September 2018, is a dynamic vocal octet based in the North of England. Founded and co-directed by Charles Rhodes and Caitlin Mayall, the group acts as a creative space for aspiring professional singers to develop their craft within a high quality vocal ensemble.
The members of the ensemble bring their wealth of experience in performance, conducting, and education to every piece, resulting in engaging and lively performances with programmes spanning centuries of vocal tradition – from Renaissance polyphony to modern folk arrangements and everything in between.
North8 are passionate about celebrating choral and ensemble singing across the north of England: having all undergone at least part of their vocal training in the north, they have witnessed firsthand the amazing amount of talent and creativity in the region, which often goes unrecognised. As such, the choir aims to create new opportunities for the many dedicated vocalists and choral leaders based up north, and to spread their enthusiasm to audiences and aspiring musicians.
North8 give concerts throughout the year, and are available to perform at private events and functions. See the ‘events’ section of the website for more information.
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