Elgar’s Nimrod Vocal Performance Will Make You So Emotional

There was a stunning performance by one of the British’s  best A Cappella groups, VOCES8.

This performance from the British’s A Capella group has taken the world by the storm. It sounds so deep, so emotional, that people cannot hold their tears back anymore after listening to such musical creations.

VOCES8 performed “Nimrod: Lux Aeterna” originally composed by an English composer Edward Elgar. They performed it as a tribute on Armistice Day 2016. In this song, they pay their homage towards the martyrs and veterans of the World War I and the wars involving Commonwealth and British troops. This was performed in the church of St Anne and St Agnes.

3 thoughts on “Elgar’s Nimrod Vocal Performance Will Make You So Emotional”

  1. December 21, 1988 PanAm 103 was bombed out of the sky over Lockerbie Scotland.
    32 students from Syracuse University and a couple from Clay, NY died. Two days later a memorial service was held in the carrier Dome on the Syracuse campus. As a member of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra we played this. It still haunts me every time I hear it.

  2. Lovely expression, yet the beauty of orchestra still in my estimation is more beautifully conveyed.

  3. You are so right, Cmuse. And I was sitting at my desk at work when I first heard this on my radio. I had to excuse myself rather rapidly.

    What is it about such pieces that can stir the emotions so? “Nimrod” was always one such piece. This vocal version, doubly so. What would Sir Elgar, well know for his choral pieces, have made of it I wonder?

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