ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 27

Delight in the sounds of a cappella music

The widely acclaimed a cappella group Quink, a Dutch band of five professional singers, will perform in Colombo on Tuesday, December 5, at 7 p.m. at the British School auditorium, on their Asia Tour.

Quink comprises five professional singers from the Netherlands.

A Cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. A cappella is Italian for in the style of the chapel; the term is due to the fact that Christian churches sang without instrumental accompaniment for the first several hundred years of their existence. In modern parlance, the term applies to vocal performers who refrain from performing with any instrumental accompaniment, though some emulate the sonority of instruments with their voices and microphone effects.

Quink's repertoire varies widely and consists of a cappella music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as works by Romantic composers. Moreover, the ensemble often performs folk songs and close harmony arrangements and concludes its performances with lighter audience-pleasing pieces. Quink has been a welcome guest at music festivals all over the world with tours in the United States and Europe. Their performance in Colombo will feature Christmas music in keeping with the festive occasion.

The programme includes classics such as O Jesú dolce, Ave Maria, Follow That Star, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas among many others.

The Ensemble is being sponsored by the British School in Colombo, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Commercial Bank of Ceylon and MIT Cargo (Pvt) Ltd.

Tickets are priced from Rs 400 to Rs 1000 and are now available at the British School from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

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