Magazine article The American Organist

Ensemble Amarcord

Magazine article The American Organist

Ensemble Amarcord

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"To stand on stage and electrify 700 people, singing on perfect pitch for 90 minutes without an accompanist in sight-for Ensemble Amarcord, no problem.....A superb evening of panache and vocal artistry....Dramatic flair charmed the crowd... amarcord performs so professionally and wellrehearsed yet manages a high measure of seeming spontaneity and zest. The effect was consistently captivating." (The Grand Rapids Press, MI)

"Move over King's Singers, Hilliard Ensemble, and Chanticleer: There is a new male a cappella group on the international classical music scene...as pleasing as it was sophisticated. The daunting program was leavened by the fresh singing style and general appeal of the singers, a group of handsome and personable 20-somethings. In the areas of balance and precision, the group sounds as if they started singing together decades ago. Their youthfulness shows where it should -in lively, vibrant tone and a smooth blend that allows for each singer's individuality....an unusually vociferous standing ovation...a fine performance by a group destined to have a long and orosnerous career." (The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah)

"A performance of winsome and wonderful variety and stunningly well-blended singing....demonstrated just about everything one could want in a vocal ensemble: purity of tone; appropriate but not overwhelming variety of repertoire; perfect sense of pitch and intonation, and an appealing stylistic diversity. …

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