NEW YORK, New York
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Preëminent New York City-based early music ensemble TENET Vocal Artists celebrates its 15th anniversary season in 2023-24. Under Artistic Director Jolle Greenleaf, TENET Vocal Artists has won acclaim for its innovative programming, virtuosic singing and command of repertoire that spans the Middle Ages to the present day.
Highlights from recent seasons include performances of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Christmas and Easter Oratorios, Bach's motets, Handel’s Messiah, a tour of the UK to honor Thomas Tomkins, Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien, a three-year cycle of Carlo Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories, a staged production of Charpentier’s Les plaisirs de Versailles, works by Purcell and his contemporaries celebrating music’s patron St. Cecilia, two surveys of medieval music, and original theatrical performances highlighting works composed by, for, and about women in 17th century Italy.
Renowned for their interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, TENET Vocal Artists' distinguished soloists have been praised for their pristine one-voice-to-a-part singing “to an uncanny degree of precision” (The Boston Globe). TENET's highly praised Green Mountain Project gave annual performances for a decade honoring Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and other reconstructed Vespers featuring music by Monteverdi, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Giovanni Gabrieli, Antoine Charpentier, Michael Praetorius, and their contemporaries. The project’s finale appearance in 2020 culminated in a performance in Venice, Italy.
A driving force in cultivating the New York City early music community, TENET Vocal Artists has collaborated regularly with acclaimed instrumentalists and instrumental ensembles and organizations including Dark Horse Consort, Ensemble Caprice, Five Boroughs Music Festival, Quicksilver Baroque, and the Sebastians among many.
TENET Vocal Artists performs regularly at venues across New York and the Tri-state area including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Caramoor, Columbia University, Yale University, and more. Further afield, TENET Vocal Artists has performed at the Festival Casals de Puerto Rico, Berkshire Bach Festival, Cambridge Early Music Festival, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Costa Rica International Music Festival, Montreal Baroque Festival, and many other prominent locations throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Scandinavia.
For more information, please visit www.tenet.nyc.