Dutch vocal group to perform on Feb. 20
Arts in the Cathedral presents Quink Vocal Ensemble on Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at Church of the Saviour in Cleveland Heights.
Since its first concerts in 1978, this group of four professional singers consistently ranks among the top a cappella ensembles of the world. The versatile Dutch musicians always strive for authenticity in the way they perform the different styles of music with a repertoire that stretches from the Middle Ages to contemporary music. Extremely well-known in Europe, Quink is gaining recognition in this country through its highly acclaimed U.S. tours and recordings.
With the resurgence in popularity of a cappella singing, this concert promises to delight audiences. The program will feature an eclectic combination of French Renaissance music, BiBaBo (a quirky, very fun and engaging piece written for Quink), and an assortment of beautiful, 20th-century settings by Barber, Finzi and Randall Thompson.
The New York Times praised “Quink’s elegant phrasing, impeccable intonation and a purity of tone,” while the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote: “They delivered an astonishing array of music with expert vocal technique, a finely calibrated sense of ensemble balance and an infectious sense of musical fun. . . . It was the seamless teamwork they showed that most impressed the audience.”
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students (18 and under). Tickets may be purchased in advance with a credit card at www.chsaviour.org, or with cash or check at the door. Church of the Saviour, located at 2537 Lee Road, has free parking and is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call 216-321-8880.
Loretta Dahlstrom is an administrative assistant at Church of the Saviour.