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Embodied Fictions: Quince at the University of Chicago

  • Bond Chapel University of Chicago 1050 East 59th Street Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

Over the last 5 months, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble has worked closely with composers in the University of Chicago Department of Music to produce new works for for their ensemble. On April 2, Quince will premiere these 5 new works in Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago. Admission is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.


Pierce Gradone: The Norms of Epic
Jack Hughes: Motet
JoungBum Lee: ke-to-ki-ta-ku
Marcelle Pierson: Articulating Song
Kate Pukinskis: Sestina

CTA: Red Line/Green Line (Garfield) --> 55 Bus (55th/Ellis stop)
Street parking at UofC along 59th and 57th is free and will likely be plentiful.

About Quince (from
With the precision and flexibility of modern chamber musicians, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble specializes in experimental repertoire that is changing the paradigm of contemporary vocal music. Described as "a new force of vocal excellence and innovation" by The Brooklyn Rail, Quince continually pushes the boundaries of traditional vocal ensemble literature.

As dedicated advocates of new music, Quince regularly commissions new works, providing a wider exposure for the music of living composers, and supports the efforts of concert series and universities who strive to incorporate contemporary repertoire into their programming. Quince has recently been seen on Vicky Chow's Contagious Sounds Series,'s John Cage Festival in Chicago, on the Philip Glass: Music with Friends benefit concert at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, and at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE.

Comprised of vocalists Elizabeth Pearse (soprano), Kayleigh Butcher (mezzo soprano), Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (soprano), and Carrie Henneman Shaw (soprano), Quince thrives on unique musical challenges and genre-bending contemporary repertoire.

Earlier Event: April 1
MCA: Blair Thomas & Co. Moby Dick
Later Event: April 2
MCA: Blair Thomas & Co. Moby Dick