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What do Elvis Presley, Miss Marple and a local a cappella group have in common?

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    BBC BERKSHIRE: As far as charity singles go, Evensong has to rank as one of the most interesting you ll probably ever come across. And it all started when an
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 18, 2008
      BBC BERKSHIRE:

      As far as charity singles go, Evensong has to rank as one of the most
      interesting you'll probably ever come across. And it all started when
      an award-winning a cappella group based in Finchampstead called Voces8
      performed a concert in London.

      The eight piece (as their name, Italian for Eight Voices, suggests)
      were approached by two audience members afterwards with an offer of an
      exciting project. The two men just so happened to be Ken Howard and
      Alan Blakely, who are the first British songwriters to have written a
      song for Elvis Presley. The duo wrote I've Lost You for the King, and
      are responsible for 40 top 20 hits, including the Miss Marple theme tune.

      Voces8 co-founder Barnaby Smith remembers "They came up to us
      afterwards and said 'we'd really love to help you". "Ken was looking
      to do something again with his Miss Marple theme tune, which had been
      a top 20 hit in the past had sold in 60 countries around the world."

      The counter tenor and conductor adds: "They decided that they wanted
      to write some text for the Miss Marple theme tune and present it as an
      a cappella eight-part arrangement for us to record."

      The result is Evensong, a remarkable and stunningly beautiful a
      cappella allegory.

      Read more, watch video here:-
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/content/articles/2008/11/18/voces8_feature.shtml

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