VOCES8 may have only visited Australia once so far, but the London-based vocal octet easily carried the popular vote for Limelight’s2021 International Artist of the Year, a testament not just to their silken vocals but to their gift for global outreach.

It probably had a lot to do with their response to the pandemic. Reinventing themselves as stage managers, camera technicians and, crucially, impresarios, they produced a highly successful series of online events watched by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.


Watch this exclusive video interview, as Limelight’sEditor-at-Large Clive Paget speaks to Paul and Barnaby Smith about their commitment to music-making, and to their community – both their professional network but their audience as well.

“One of the things we’ve learned from our Live from Londonconcerts is there are some crazy Australians who tune it at a very strange time of day, always live with us,” says Paul Smith, VOCES8’s CEO. Along with his brother, co-founder and Artistic Director Barnaby Smith, he is chatting over Zoom from their office in the magnificent St Anne and St Agnes Church in...