17.12.2018

Vox Arsana perform at The Worldwide Holiday Special

The global 1-hour show was broadcast on YouTube and featured selected vocal groups from Canada, the United States, Brazil, England, France, Sweden, Denmark, the Philippines, and Slovenia.

Maia Juvanc

Vox Arsana perform at The Worldwide Holiday Special

The Worldwide Holiday Special project organizes a celebration concert, which is streamed on YouTube and presents 8 vocal groups from around the world. On December 1st, Cheryl Bentyne, veteran soprano of The Manhattan Transfer, hosted the “Worldwide Holiday Special” presented by Behind The Mic. The global 1-hour show was broadcast on YouTube and featured selected vocal groups from Canada, the United States, Brazil, England, France, Sweden, Denmark, the Philippines, and Slovenia.

The concert concluded with all participants singing Christmas Time is Here, a technologically enhanced version of the song using a technique which became known through the virtual choir of Eric Whitacre, among others.  

The Slovenian vocal group Vox Arsana performed an arrangement of the song O Come, All Ye Faithful. Vox Arsana, which is considered by many as the leading vocal group of Sloutheastern Europe, takes its concert audiences on an ecstatic musical journey, similar to performances given by legends, such as The Manhattan Transfer and the New York Voices. Their performances are filled to the brim with modern swing, virtuosic jazz rhythms, rich harmonies and an impressive dynamic range of choral singing.

How did the collaboration between Vox Arsana and Behind the Mic begin? Samo Ivačič explains: "Our YoutTube performance of Over the Rainbow impressed producers, who invited us to take part in their traditional interview and later, during the making of the interview, invited us to perform as well."