- Address c/o RCS, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB
- Web http://www.dieci-octet.com
- Email email@example.com
- Phone 0759 984 1347
- Type Classical
Glasgow based a cappella vocal octet, Dieci, have been wowing audiences with their unique sound and vibrant performances for the past four years. It is a young, dynamic group made up of singers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). The group has performed at many festivals and private functions across Scotland including return invitations to the Brechin Arts Festival, Balquhidder Summer Music Concert Series and the RCS Summerfest. As well as being experienced soloists, all eight singers have backgrounds in ensemble singing, which enrich the variety and versatility of Dieci; the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and Scotland, and the Ulster Youth Choir have provided fantastic training for many members of the octet.
The group has a wide repertoire, and aims to provide varied and interesting programmes. Particular highlights in the group’s history include singing at the opening of Winterfest in Glasgow’s George Square, and performing for James McAvoy, Billy Boyd and Lord Attenborough at the RSAMD Fellows' Graduation in 2008. Dieci have been successful in competitions, having been highly commended in the Governors’ Recital Prize for Chamber Music and shortlisted for the Enterprise Music Scotland Residency Project. In December 2008, Dieci were Grand Finalists in the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year Competition; the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the UK, and televised from the Royal Festival Hall, London, on BBC 4.
Dieci are keen to pass on their passion for singing to the next generation and lead workshops for various age groups. They have worked with the RCS Junior Academy Chamber Choir in a workshop performance, and gives workshops to schools in many of the towns and cities in which they perform.