Paul Smith

Paul is a member of Voces8 Soloists and is only available for booking as one of 4 or more soloists from the group. 

As a concert artist, Paul has now appeared on stage over 1000 times in his career.  Many of these performances have been with the international award winning a cappella group, VOCES8.  Paul co-founded the group in 2005 and has featured in every concert with the group since that day.  This run now stretches to more than 350 concerts.  

In the UK, Paul has appeared at prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall; St John's, Smith Square; St George's, Hanover Square; King's Place; Alexandra Palace; Westminster Abbey; Fairfield Halls and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

With VOCES8, Paul has taken international solo roles in concerts across the world, in countries including the USA; Kenya; Germany; Italy; Spain; France; Belgium; Slovenia; the Canary Islands and Austria.  Upcoming performances include a concert at the National Centre of Performing Arts in Beijing.  Concert highlights include a six-concert tour of Handel's 'Messiah' with Paulo Ali and the Jubilate Orchestra in Italy; appearing as a soloist in the Conservatoire in Moscow and the Kremlin with Martin Neary; and a performance with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in 2008.  

Paul has studied with teachers including Christian Immler and Tim Jones. 

Aside from his singing, Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of Voces Cantabiles Music and directs the innovative Hatch My Ideas! education programme for this charitable foundation.  He designs and leads workshop programmes for young people, teachers and business leaders across the UK and internationally.  As a songwriter and writer, Paul has composed and arranged music and musicals which have been performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Alexandra Palace and across the UK.  He created the challenging work, '21st Century Messiah' based on Handel's music for a performance at the Foundling Museum in 2007.  Recent work in collaboration with the jazz musician, Aga Serugo-Lugo includes 'Street Cries of London', which was performed at Wilton's Music Hall in April 2009 and 'The Visitor', a musical commission from the Children's Society examining asylum conditions for young people in the UK.  Paul also carries out public speaking engagements to sixth form students on subjects such as 'Exploring PSHE education through music' and 'The power of creative thinking'.

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Paul Smith

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