Quince: Comfort and Joy – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – December 7th, 2014
Quince: Comfort and Joy

Frequency Series Presents

Quince: Comfort and Joy

Sun, December 7, 2014

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $15.00

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Quince: Comfort and Joy
Quince: Comfort and Joy
The women of Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble present vocal works straying far from traditional holiday caroling. Amanda, Carrie, Kayleigh, and Liz will sing and play works chosen to challenge, soothe, and soar. The quartet plumbs the possibilities of expressivity in a largely wordless choral landscape, singing declarations of love, grief, mirth, and expectation. In addition to tracks off their debut album,Realign the Time, Quince's program includes works by Luigi Nono, David Lang, and the ethereal avant-electronic duo Coil, among others.

Three Madrigals on Poems of Wallace Stevens (2012) by Max Grafe (1988) for 4 female voices
Hommage (2012) by David Grant (1976) for 4 female voices
lullaby (2014) by Ben Hjertmann for 4 female voices
I'm Something (2012) by Maria Grigoryeva (1986) for 4 female voices and triangles
Bachfeet by Eve Beglarian for 4 female voices
¿Donde estás, hermano? (1982) by Luigi Nono (1924-1990) for 4 female voices
Rose of Sharon (2014) by Danny Clay for 4 female voices and wine glasses
I lie (2001) by David Lang (1957) for 4 female voices
Christmas is now drawing near by Coil (2013), arr. by Liz Pearse for 4 female voices

Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, soprano
Liz Pearse, soprano
Kayleigh Butcher, mezzo soprano

With the precision of modern chamber musicians and the flexibility of classically trained singers, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble specializes in experimental repertoire that is changing the paradigm of contemporary vocal music. Recently 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, and supports the efforts of concert series and universities who strive to incorporate contemporary repertoire into their programming. Quince has recently been seen on Vicky Chow's Contagious Sounds Series, a.per.io.dic's John Cage Festival in Chicago, on the Philip Glass: Music with Friends benefit concert at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, and at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE.

Comprised of vocalists Elizabeth Pearse, Kayleigh Butcher, Amanda DeBoer, and Aubrey von Almen, Quince thrives on unique musical challenges and genre-bending contemporary repertoire. Having received an Aaron Copland Fund Grant, Quince will release its first album in 2014.

Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618