2/1/2012 - A Cappella Ensemble, Quink, to Sing at Judson College Feb. 2
The Dutch ensemble,"Quink," will perform at Judson College on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. as partof the college's concert and lecture series for 2011-2012.
Quink is a group of fivesingers whose special style has helped establish their reputation as a group thatcaptivates its audiences with expressive a cappella programs of a varied andbeautiful repertoire that includes music from early Renaissance to music of ourown time.
Quink's first United Statestour in 1985 was so successful that the group now returns each season.
Tours have includedresidencies at Dartmouth and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst andconcerts in Spivey Hall, Atlanta; Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan;Early Music Now, Milwaukee; Houston Friends of Chamber Music, Texas; Universityof Michigan, Ann Arbor and Chautauqua Institution, New York. Their New Yorkdebut was in Merkin Hall. Later, the group appeared at the Cloisters in NewYork, and performed concerts on both coasts, the Midwest and Alaska.
They have also performedacross the border in Canada.
The group is regularlyinvited to internationally acclaimed music festivals, including Tel Aviv(Israel) and Singapore.
"The New YorkTimes" praised Quink's collection of Benjamin Britten works saying it“reveals Quink’s elegant phrasing, impeccable intonation and a purity of tonereminiscent of Renaissance madrigals."
Of their rendition of WilliamByrd’s “Mass for Four Voices,” "Gramophone" magazine said, “Theirperformance is astonishingly live because they have a superb range of vocalcolor - varying their tonal tension, their vibrato, their articulation and soon–-and avoid any temptation to exaggerate Byrd’s often playful rhythms."
"The PhiladelphiaInquirer" said “The group has a tight, polished sound. The surface of themusic glistened, and the intonation was flawless. Only practiced musicians whoadditionally are humble enough to allow their voices to be included within thewhole sound can create such music.”
The concert will be in theAlumnae Auditorium on the Judson campus. There is no admission charge and thepublic is welcomed.
For more information, contactConcert and Lecture chair, Jamie Adams, at 334.683.5251 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.