I have played with OCTARIUM at the last High Holy days and they are a wonderful Vocal group with a great conductor.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
I am not a terribly verbose person and I'm a good writer, either. I wish I could express how exquisite Octarium's music is - the beauty of the music, the phrasing, the synchronicity of the singers - 8 voices as one But these words are like saying that the Grand Canyon is big or amazing or beautiful. Words cannot do Octarium and their music justice. We are incredibly lucky that they exist, that Krista Blackwood, despite all odds and absolutely no funding, is able to keep this chorale group together. They sang for a fundraiser for a church in my neighborhood in freezing cold (the sanctuary was 42 degrees) and the music brought tears to my eyes. Do yourself a favor: Check out their website and buy a CD and transport yourself to heaven.