Renowned Dutch Vocal Quintet, Quink, to Perform Feb. 18
Posted February 6, 2002
HOLLAND -- They are five voices from the
Netherlands with a unique sound and name, and although Quink
appeared in Holland once before, most residents may not
recognize the renowned vocal quintet this time.
First, that concert occurred at a Tulip Time event
more than 20 years ago. Second, that young quintet has
grown into one of the top classical vocal ensembles in the
Hope College is welcoming back Quink for the
group's 250th appearance in the United States, with a
concert on Monday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. at St. Francis de
The "New York Times" has described the quintet's
sound as "elegant phrasing, impeccable intonation and a
purity of tone reminiscent of Renaissance madrigals."
Quink's 11 recordings have ranged from a cappella
music of the Renaissance and Baroque as well as works by
Romantic composers. Moreover, the ensemble often performs
folk song and close harmony arrangements.
Holland residents will get a unique experience
when Quink performs an all-Dutch program. Selections will
range from work by the 17th century composer J.P. Sweelinck
to Dutch folk songs.
The group is well known for its live performances,
and never fails to include a mix of serious and lighter
music for the audience. "They delivered an astonishing
array of music with expert vocal technique, a finely
calibrated sense of ensemble balance and an
infectious sense of musical fun," said a reviewer for
Cleveland's "Plain Dealer."
Although Hope could have hosted Quink on campus,
Derek Emerson, the college's arts coordinator, said the
decision to have the event at St. Francis de Sales was easy.
"The acoustics at St. Francis are outstanding, as
we heard last year when we had Anonymous 4 perform there,"
he said. "Plus, we enjoy working with the people at St.
Francis and finding new ways to reach out to the community."
Tickets for the concert are available through the
theatre lobby ticket office in the DeWitt Center, which can
be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets are $10 for adults,
and $5 for children under 18.
St. Francis de Sales Church is located on the
corner of 13th Street and Maple Avenue in Holland.