News ID: 123413
Published: 0721 GMT July 27, 2015

Tehran Vocal Ensemble to perform at Vahdat

Tehran Vocal Ensemble to perform at Vahdat

Tehran Vocal Ensemble will stage two performances, with acclaimed Norwegian musician Thomas Caplin as guest conductor, in Tehran's Vahdat Hall on August 3 and 4.

Caplin is currently holding master classes in Tehran on philosophy and techniques of conducting an orchestra, directing and organizing a band, practical methods in choral training, Musicema said.

The ensemble will perform pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, a noted German composer and musician, Ástor Piazzolla, an Argentine musician, and Moses Hogan, an American composer and arranger of choral music.

The band has released two albums titled 'Vocapella' and 'Vocapella 2' and has staged numerous performances.

Inspired by European ensembles, Tehran Vocal Ensemble began its new style in 2006 marking a new era in Iranian A cappella music.

A cappella music is specifically group, or solo, singing without instrumental sound, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. It contrasts with cantata, which is accompanied singing. A cappella was originally intended to differentiate between Renaissance polyphony and Baroque concertato style.

Although A cappella is technically defined as singing without instrumental accompaniment, some groups use their voices to emulate instruments; others are more traditional and focus on harmonizing. Cappella styles range from gospel music to contemporary to barbershop quartets and choruses.

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