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!
"Impressive debut. [...] Program and vocal access are equally convincing in the first record of the young Leipzig vocal ensemble voicemade." Review by Matthias Lange, 20 July 2023
American Record Guide
"[...] there is some nice stuff you don’t hear so often." Review in Juli/August 2023 issue
"[...] The delicate subject of "faith" could hardly be more gripping and vocally experienced. Fantastic!" Review by Burkhard Schäfer, Issue 07/2023
"This highly inspiring album makes you want to discover the theme of faith in vocal music from 1600 to today in a whole new way." Review by Burkhard Schäfer, April 2023
"ravishingly intimate, skilled and expressive"
Rezension von Burkhard Schäfer, 04.03.2023