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Friday, Feb. 21, 2020
Quink is a unique ensemble of international reputation. Since its first concerts in 1978, the group ranks among the top a cappella ensembles of the world. Quink's regular members are four professional singers. Depending on the repertoire, the group may be extended to a maximum of eight singers. Quink’s vast repertoire stretches from the Middle Ages to contemporary music, thus spanning more than 800 years of musical history! The versatile musicians always strive for authenticity the way they perform the different styles of music. For baroque and romantic repertoire Quink joins forces with instrumental specialists of the relevant era. Quink realized a series of Bach cantatas with instrumental and vocal one-voice-per-part performances. With the Dutch piano duo Leo van Doeselaar and Wyneke Jordans, Quink released an album with Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. For many years now Quink acts as an ambassador for new Dutch music and has performed many successful premieres. Quink was asked to sing the world premiere of a piece by the Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt during a festival in Vredenburg Concert Hall in Utrecht. Director Ramon Gieling made a short film with the five singers, based upon this piece. The movie is called “BiBaBo,” with Quink singing and acting. It premiered during the Netherlands Film Festival in September 2004 in Utrecht.