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Vocal Ensemble Quink Performing at OWU


January 4, 2005

[ Quink ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Vocal ensemble Quink will perform as part of Ohio Wesleyan University's Performing Arts Series in University Hall's Gray Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 3:15 p.m.

Quink debuted at the Holland Festival in 1978 and quickly emerged as a unique professional ensemble. The five Dutch singers, who are also experienced soloists, find themselves at home in many areas of the a cappella repertoire, performing music from different periods in authentic style. There vast repertoire of a cappella music varies from early Renaissance to music from their own era.
 
The Philadelphia Inquirer said, "The group has a tight, polished sound. The surface of the music glistened, and the intonation was flawless. Only practiced musicians who additionally are humble enough to allow their voices to be subsumed within the whole sound can create such music." The members of Quink are Mariët Kaasschieter, Mariette Oelderik, Marleene Goldstein, Harry van Berne and Kees Jan de Koning.
 
Quink's first United States tour in 1985 was so successful that the group returns each season. The Iowa Choral Directors' convention invited Quink to be a special guest. Quink gave its New York City debut at Merkin Hall and the ensemble routinely performs across the United States, Canada, Singapore and Tel Aviv.
 
Quink has recorded on the Etcetera and CBS labels and released CDs with Vanguard Classics (Vaughan-Williams/Finzi) and Ottavo (Purcell; Ain't Misbehavin'). Quink's CDs on Telarc International include collections of Italian and English madrigals, an offering of Christmas carols, a collection of international folksongs, Invisible Cities, and a collection of contemporary Dutch a cappella music.
 
[ Ticket Web ]Tickets for Quink are $15 for general admission and $5 for Ohio Wesleyan students. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketweb.com or by calling 866-468-3401.
 
Ohio Wesleyan's Performing Arts Series will conclude its 2004-2005 season with a showing of Moulin Rouge, in coordination with the University Film Series, on March 1-2 at the Strand Theatre with a special guest scheduled in conjunction with the film. Additional information about the Performing Arts Series is available at http://pas.owu.edu or by calling 740-368-3629.