Octet Cantabile at Morning Service, July 2nd @ 10:30 AM
On Sunday 2nd July we are joined by the Octet Cantabile.The Octet Cantabile, one of the foremost singing sensations hailing from Chennai, is a group of eight mixed voices that had its inception in 1994. With each member of the group having undergone varying levels of musical education individually, the synergy that such training has produced has stood them, in some good stead.
They sing different kinds of music – ranging from the classical (the music of Bach, Mendelssohn and Mozart – even a mass by a Renaissance Spanish Composer, Padilla) to the contemporary (country gospel, from reggae to rock and some highly complicated arrangements by the Kings Singers and the Swingle Singers) and everything else in between. With all their singing involving the music being set in at least four parts, they sing both in English and in the local languages. Their rendition of Keerthanais (Tamil devotional songs) in harmony is as unique as it is pleasing and has thrilled the hearts of everyone who hears them. A cappella singing is their forte – but appropriate accompaniment is used as and when needed. While music forms an integral part of the presentation by the Octet, the focus, however is God – and desire to spread the Gospel of peace and love through their singing.