Dutch vocal ensemble to perform at Co-Lin Wesson

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 11, 2009

WESSON — The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Aficionado Series will present the Dutch vocal ensemble, Quink, in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27. in Rea Auditorium on the college’s Wesson Campus. This program, the fourth in the Aficionado Series, is sponsored by Herring Gas Company, Inc.

Quink hails from the Netherlands and travels the world amazing audiences with their prefect vocal technique, precision and beauty of sound. Since its inception in 1978, Quink has risen to the top of its field and is invited to prestigious concert series around the world. The five professional singers have a unique sound, which they use to illustrate a variety of musical a cappella, styles with moving and remarkable expressiveness.

Quink’s repertoire varies widely and consists of music from the Renaissance and Baroque as well as works by contemporary composers.

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Moreover, the ensemble performs folk songs and close harmony arrangements at the conclusion of its performances with lighter audience pleasing arrangements. Quink has introduced many new works both of established and modern masters, and a number of contemporary Dutch, German and American compositions have been dedicated especially to Quink.

They have recorded many CD’s on a variety of labels including the Telarc Label, Ottovo, CBS, KTC and VC labels. Their discs include Carols Around the World, Folk Songs Around the World, English Madrigals, Italian Renaissance Madrigals and Invincible Cities.

Its first international recognition came when Quink was named finalist in a major music competition in Europe. Since then Quink has been invited to perform on important series at home and abroad. The ensemble is often heard on radio and is also invited to appear on national and international television. This ensemble is a welcome guest at music festivals all over the world.

Quink has been touring the United States since 1985 and has been so popular and artistically successful that it now returns to the U.S. every year. Future seasons include tours throughout Europe and tours to the Far East.

Individual performance tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for senior adults and $10 for students and will be available the night of the performance.

For more information about the Community Arts Series contact Brad Johnson at 601-643-8431.