Opus 8

Eight voices. Centuries of music.



SCRUTINY: Opus 8 Choir Revels In The Bawdier Side Of Song At Heliconian Hall

"Opus 8 is something special for Toronto... The octet sound quite good, in a red-blooded, full-throated way. Busiakewicz has worked the details, and it shows. The program was neatly arranged, and the conductor’s commentary between songs added just the right dose of humour. The audience loved every minute..."

-- John Terauds


RECORD KEEPING: New Toronto Choir Opus 8 Impresses In Multifaceted Debut Album

 "...there is no getting around the ensemble’s precision, expert phrasing and panoply of colours and textures... This is the sort of sound one expects from choristers who have honed their skills together over many years."

-- John Terauds

Concert Report: opus 8 makes a convincing plea for peace

"The choir was masterful in sound, warm and balanced in the church, and provided an uplifting power that filled and satiated the soul... the singers of Opus 8 are stellar musicians."

-- Brian Chang

A Library of Sound: Opus 8 in rehearsal

"But it’s there, the sound that every choir, anywhere, tries to reach. Most choirs aren’t successful; Opus 8 is."

--Brian Chang

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"Opus 8" creates a choral wonder

"[The] eight accomplished musicians... obviously enjoyed themselves and had great respect for and love of the music... awash in gorgeous sound... both beautiful and powerful."

--Judith Caldwell