Artist photo of Octavians - Vocal Ensemble

The Octavians [ˌokˈteɪvɪæns] rank among the most well-known vocal ensembles in Germany. They are the award winners of a number of a cappella competitions and excel with their homogeneous sound and musical versatility while successfully balancing the demands of a vocal repertoire containing both sacred and humoristic music.

Their three countertenors lend the group a distinctive timbre and thus allow them to cover the vocal spectrum from the highest soprano to the lowest bass. The Octavians’ repertoire of sacred and secular a cappella works ranges from the beginning of polyphony during the eighth century to contemporary jazz and pop.

In 2010, the Octavians won 1st prize at the national competition “Jugend musiziert”. One year later, the Octavians were awarded a Silver Diploma at the a cappella festival “Vokal total” in Graz against international competition. This was followed by third place in the “Klassisches Ensemble” (classical ensemble) category at the 2014 Deutscher Chorwettbewerb (German Choral Competition). In 2017, the Octavians won the prestigious international A CAPPELLA Competition and also received the coveted audience award. As award-winners, they were subsequently invited to give a concert at the Leipzig A CAPPELLA Festival and to perform as part of the Bachfest Leipzig.

Concerts and radio performances have introduced the Octavians to a wide audience in Germany. International tours have taken the singers to Tunisia, the Chinese metropolitan cities of Guangzhou and Hong Kong as well as throughout Europe.

Photo: Matthias Pick

The artist's homepage:


CDs released by GENUIN

with Octavians

CD album cover 'Minuten aus Jahrhunderten' (GEN 21755) with Octavians

Minuten aus Jahrhunderten

Werke von Gastoldi, Schubert, Karat, Sting u.a.

Octavians Vocal Ensemble

GEN 21755  –  5.11.2021