Monday, January 11, 5:30 PM ET
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett – soprano
Kayleigh Butcher – mezzo soprano
Liz Pearse – soprano
Carrie Henneman Shaw – soprano
Kayleigh Butcher, Executive Director
David Reminick: Aún from In Dreams (2019)
Eliza Brown: Cassandra, IL (2018)
Courtney Bryan: I. Dust to Dust from Requiem (2019) (recorded remotely during the pandemic)
Singing with the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince Ensemble 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, providing wider exposure for the music of living composers. They recently 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, and Motherland, all available on iTunes, CD Baby, Spotify, and Amazon. Their fourth album, David Lang’s love fail, was released on April 24, 2020 on Innova Records.
In 2016, Quince was featured on the KODY Festival Lublin, Poland in collaboration with David Lang and Beth Morrison Projects. They have also appeared on the Outpost Concert Series, the Philip Glass: Music with Friends concert at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, Alia Musica, the Look and Listen Festival in NYC, and the SONiC Festival in NYC, to name a few.
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.