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Singers Perform Early Music for Women’s Voices

January 06, 2014

Founded in 2010, Eya presents concert programs that interweave diverse repertories of the 12th through 15th centuries. “Eya specializes in early music; I am going to love this concert,” says Will Nichols, director of choirs.

Audiences have praised Eya, a vocal ensemble that specializes in the interpretation of medieval music for women’s voices, for its quality musicianship, accessible programming, inspired interpretations and vocal beauty.

The award-winning group will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 in the Remick Heritage Center at Alma College. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.

Founded in 2010, Eya presents concert programs that interweave diverse repertories of the 12th through 15th centuries. The group’s performers from the Washington, D.C. area appear regularly with the Washington Bach Consort, the National Cathedral, Apollo’s Fire, the Folger Consort, Seraphic Fire, and others.

“Eya specializes in early music; I am going to love this concert,” says Will Nichols, director of choirs at Alma College, who recommend the ensemble for a mid-Michigan appearance because one of its singers, Kristen Dubenion-Smith, is a Michigan native and 2002 Alma College alumna.

“Kristen sang alto in the Alma Choir for four years and has found a niche in the early music world singing Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval music,” says Nichols. “While on campus, Kristen and her colleagues will teach a master class with some of our student singers.”

Eya is the recipient of the 2013 Greater D.C. Choral Excellence Award for Best Specialty Group: Early Music.

 

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