Cornish Presents: Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
$20 / $15 / $10 / $5
Elizabeth Pearse, soprano
Kayleigh Butcher, mezzo soprano
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, soprano
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano
The highly regarded, four-voice, all-woman Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble thrives on unique musical challenges and a genre-bending, contemporary repertoire.
With the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble specializes in experimental repertoire that is changing the paradigm of contemporary vocal music. Described as "a new force of vocal excellence and innovation" by The Brooklyn Rail, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature.
As dedicated advocates of new music, Quince regularly commissions new works, providing a wider exposure for the music of living composers. They recently received a Chamber Music America award to commission a new song cycle by composer L.J. White, and will be releasing an album of contemporary vocal repertoire on New Focus Recordings early 2017.
Tickets: $20 ($15 seniors, $10 students, $5 Teen Tix)
About Quince Ensemble
Singing with the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince Ensemble, an all-female vocal quartet, is changing the paradigm of contemporary vocal music. Described as "the Anonymous 4 of new music" by Opera News, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of vocal ensemble literature. As dedicated advocates of new music, Quince regularly commissions new works for voices, providing wider exposure for the music of living composers. In 2019, they launched the Quince New Music Commissioning Fund, a fund to grow the repertoire for women and treble voices. Quince has released four studio albums, Realign the Time, Hushers, Motherland, and David Lang's love fail, all available on iTunes, CD Baby, Spotify, Bandcamp, and Amazon. Quince has been featured on many festivals and series like KODY Festival in Lublin, Poland in collaboration with David Lang and Beth Morrison Projects, the Outpost Concert Series, the Philip Glass: Music with Friends concert at Issue Project Room, University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium, and the SONiC Festival in New York, to name a few. During the 2021-22 season, they can be seen with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra/MUSICNOW, University of Chicago Presents, University of Florida, University of Miami, Frost School, and more! Comprised of vocalists Liz Pearse (soprano), Kayleigh Butcher (mezzo soprano), Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (soprano), and Carrie Henneman Shaw (soprano), Quince thrives on unique musical challenges and genre-bending contemporary repertoire. http://www.quince-ensemble.com