Octarium

Rating: 4.95 stars   104 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 6320 Brookside Plaza #163 Kansas City MO 64113 USA

Mission: Octarium is Latin for “Eight as One,” and the name defines our mission: Eight Singers, One Choral Voice. Octarium is committed to fostering and promoting the development and appreciation of the art of choral music through innovative and engaging programming, seeking to inspire, enlighten and educate.
Programs: See http://octarium.org/education.html for a description of our outreach programs.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have played with OCTARIUM at the last High Holy days and they are a wonderful Vocal group with a great conductor.

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Really like their work at my Temple's high holiday services. Hope they can keep it up

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Congregation Bnai Jehuda

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Octarium have sung at our High Holiday Service along with our cantor for as long as I can remember and their beautiful voices truly enhance our services.

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I have enjoyed listening to them and participating with them in song.

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have them participate in our services more often!

 
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Our High Holy Days would be beautiful with only the voice of our Cantor but having Octarium provides a much more spiritual experience. Their voices entertwined with the Cantor's gives our holiest days of awe a splendid aura not achievable without their skills. Singing our songs demands the group learn Hebrew...a skill they did with integrity.

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I am a member of the Temple for fifty years and know the Cantor will offer a spiritual happening

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Invite them to enhance services more often

 
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Octarium has been a part of our synagogue for many years. Their amazing voices are heard during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The beauty of thier voices enhances our prayers and sets the tone of our holy days.

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my synagogue.

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There is nothing to change.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This group is so beautiful. They obviously are very good at what they do and work very hard to sound so awesome. They sound so flawless in their harmonies and the way their voices blend is very hypnotic and yet it is also soothing. These folks deserve our support! They are so very talented!

 
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Each time I hear Octarium, I am truly amazed how eight people can work together to achieve such an incredible singular sound that is pure and innocent, complex yet clear, delightful, moving and they touch my heart. Thank you!

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As a viewing audience

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nothing

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a fan of Octarium since they were first organized. They have a clean, choral sound that is very hard to find outside of a university setting, and universities get these kinds of singers together only so often. I have enjoyed each of their CDs and have heard many of their concerts. They are brave in their programing and fearless in their performances. I think that the world is better because they exist. I hope they will continue to grow and find new audiences to bring to the art of choral music.

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The hush of a 100 plus audience following a particularly moving piece.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to them to break through to a bigger audience and higher profile both locally and nationally.

 
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I've never missed an Octarium Concert in the KC area, and I never go to a performance alone. I have invited numerous friends and relatives to join me who never fail to become fans!
I keep a link to the Octarium website on my Facebook page to share with more friends and family across the country, and as far away as Sweden!
They have been delighted with the cd's , and I am thrilled to be a supporter of Octarium and their fine tuned vocal instruments!!
When the radio is blaring away with odds and ends, and I'm searching for something to soothe my soul, I just pop in an Octarium CD and enjoy!

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watching them grow, sustain, and mature through years of performing, educating, and assisting. They share the need of the performaing arts in our society through public concerts, classes, at universities and religious services that have no barriers or prejudices.

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Although I love Octarium's lovely classical style, I also enjoy the variety of more upbeat pieces they've performed. The audience seems very appreciative of the Jazz and fun tunes that showcase their versatility and personalities.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a lover of choral music I was enchanted when I first heard Octarium several years ago; the beautiful meld of voices, the balance of the singers, the ravishing harmonies. This is a group of very talented singers, brilliantly trained to sing together as a perfect ensemble. There is no more beatiful instrument than the human voice (when trained and used correctly), and here are eight such instruments working together with remarkable effect.

I have barely missed a concert since, and just wish that more others could experience the sound of this wonderful group.

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the very positive reactions I get from people I have brought to performances.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give it the resources it needs to make itself better known in the community so more people could enjoy these performances.

 
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