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TENET Vocal Artists Announces 2022-2023 Season

June 22, 2022 | By Katlyn Morahan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
 Katlyn Morahan | Morahan Arts and Media
katlyn@morahanartsandmedia.com | (646) 378-9386


TENET VOCAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCES
2022-2023 SEASON

TENET 2022-2023 Series Features Deep Dive into Beloved Masterworks and
Rarely-Heard Gems from Across Europe and the Americas

Guest Artists Include Baroque Trumpeter Kris Kwapis and Dark Horse Brass Consort

Season Programming Includes 
J.S Bach’s Devotional Motets, Magnificat, and Easter Oratorio
Orlando de Lassus’ Lagrime di San Pietro
and Works by Purcell, Byrd, Sheppard, Tallis, Whyte, Capillas, de Lienas, Guerrero, Padilla, Salazar, and Victoria

“among the wonders of the New York music world” – Arts Journal

www.tenet.nyc

New York, NY (June 22, 2022) — The innovative and acclaimed early music ensemble TENET Vocal Artists today announces their 2022-2023 season featuring a deep dive into beloved masterworks and rarely-heard gems from across Europe and the Americas.

Opening the season on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 4:00pm is a performance of J.S. Bach’s beloved devotional motets. Held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (3 West 65th Street), the ensemble will perform one voice on a part with strings and winds doubling the voices. The program will be led from the chamber organ by Jeffrey Grossman and features ensemble members sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn, countertenors Clifton Massey and Timothy Parsons, tenors James Reese and Aaron Sheehan, basses Charles Wesley Evans and Jonathan Woody, violinists Nicholas di Eugenio and Beth Wenstrom, violist Jessica Troy, cellist Ana Kim, oboists David DickeyPriscilla Herreid, and Margaret Owens, and bassoonist Stephanie Corwin. The performance will be filmed and available to view as a virtual concert from September 22, 2022 to December 22, 2022.

TENET’s second concert of the season provides a look into a rarely-heard facet of a cappella polyphony: early music from the New World. Polifonía de las Américas showcases repertoire composed and performed in the Cathedrals of Latin America on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:00pm, and features works by Capillasde LienasGuerreropadillaSalazar, and Victoria. Held at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church (552 West End Avenue), artists include sopranos Paulina FranciscoJolle Greenleaf, and Rebecca Meyers, altos Timothy Parsons and Elisa Sutherland, tenors Nathan HodgsonNickolas Karageorgiou, and James Reese, and basses Steven Hrycelak and Enrico Lagasca. The performance will be filmed and available to view as a virtual concert from October 26, 2022 to January 26, 2023.

TENET presents Sound the Trumpet on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:00pm at St. Luke in the Fields (487 Hudson Street). The concert features Baroque trumpeter Kris Kwapis, singers, strings, and a continuo in an intimate evening of songs and triumphant arias by Henry Purcell and his contemporaries. The ensemble includes sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn, alto Elisa Sutherland, tenor Corey Shotwell, baritone Jonathan Adams, trumpeters Kris Kwapis and Thomas Muehlenbeck-Pfotenhauer, cellist Matt Zucker, and organist Jeffrey Grossman, with Hank Heijink on archlute and Adam Cockerham on theorbo, in addition to other instrumentalists to be announced. The performance will be filmed and available to view as a virtual concert from November 23, 2022 to February 23, 2023.

TENET collaborates with Dark Horse Brass Consort on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 7:00pm in a performance of Orlando de Lassus’ Lagrime di San Pietro. One of Lassus’ most acclaimed yet rarely-performed group of motets, the ensemble will perform the collection in its entirety with one to a part voices, brass, and continuo at St. Jean Baptiste Church (184 E 76th Street). Ensemble members include sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and Elisa Sutherland, countertenor Timothy Parsons, tenors Jason McStoots and Sumner Thompson, and basses Steven Hrycelak and Thomas McCargar, with Charlie Weaver on theorbo and Jeffrey Grossman on organ. The Dark Horse Brass Consort is made up of Stephanie CorwinPriscilla HerreidGreg InglesAlex OpsahlMack RamseyErik Schmalz, and Kiri Tollaksen. The performance will be filmed and available to view as a virtual concert from March 1, 2023 to June 1, 2023.

TENET returns to the music of J.S. Bach for an inspiring evening of oratorio featuring his Magnificat and Easter Oratorio on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 7:30pm at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer (869 Lexington Avenue). TENET continues the tradition of performing Bach’s major works without a conductor with just twelve singers and full orchestra, expertly led from the chamber organ by Jeffrey Grossman. The ensemble features sopranos Jolle GreenleafMargaret Haigh, and Sarah Yanovitch, altos Timothy KeelerKate Maroney, and Elisa Sutherland, tenors Haitham HaidarAaron Sheehan, and Gene Stenger, basses Jonathan AdamsCharles Wesley Evans, and Enrico Lagasca, flutists Immanuel Davis and David Ross, oboists Caroline Giassi and Priscilla Herreid, bassoonist Georgeanne Banker, Baroque trumpeters Steven MarquardtPaul Murphy, and Perry Sutton, tipanist Sae Hashimoto, violinists Nicholas DiEugenioAniela EddyVivian MayersJohanna NovomEdson ScheidChiara Stauffer, and Beth Wenstrom, violists Daniel Elyar and Kyle Miller, and cellist Ana Kim, with Nathaniel Chase on violone. Jeffrey Grossman serves as organist and music director. The performance will be filmed and available to view as a virtual concert from May 1, 2023 to August 1, 2023.

The 2022-23 series closes with a concert of early 16th Century English church music. Rejoice, Rejoice! on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:00pm will magnify TENET’s vocal artistry and celebrate select composers of the early English tradition including William ByrdJohn SheppardThomas Tallis, and Robert Whyte. Artists featured in the concert at St. Ignatius of Antioch (552 West End Ave) include sopranos Jolle GreenleafMadeline Healey, and Rebecca Myers, altos Sylvia LeithTimothy Parsons, and Elisa Sutherland, tenors Andrew FuchsNathan Hodgson, and Jacob Perry, and basses Steven HrycelakEnrico LagascaThomas McCargar, and Edmund Milly. The performance will be filmed and available to view as a virtual concert from May 24, 2023 to August 24, 2023.

“After two years of pivoting and reconfiguring, we are looking forward to sharing a glorious and foundational series featuring some of early music’s finest composers and fantastic performers,” said Artistic Director Jolle Greenleaf. “Coming together to perform for our audience is our life’s work, and hearing these extraordinary pieces in-person is a truly exceptional experience. I am particularly excited that we will complete our quest to perform, unconducted, all of J.S. Bach’s oratorios, as this has been a life-long dream of mine.”

TENET Vocal Artists will also continue its mentorship program Talks with TENET, which began September 2021. Created to help emerging singers forge connections with established early music specialists, the initial season of Talks with TENET supported 17 singers during two terms. Through this mentorship program, TENET hopes to help encourage and foster greater diversity and inclusivity in the field of early music.


Concert Information

Motets of J.S. Bach
Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 4:00pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church | 3 W 65th St | NY, NY 10023
Link:
 https://tenet.nyc/motets

J.S. Bach: Devotional Motets

Artists:
Jolle Greenleaf, soprano
Molly Quinn, soprano
Clifton Massey, countertenor
Timothy Parsons, countertenor
James Reese, tenor
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Charles Wesley Evans, bass
Jonathan Woody, bass
Nicholas di Eugenio, violin
Beth Wenstrom, violin
Jessica Troy, viola
Ana Kim, cello
David Dickey, oboe
Priscilla Herreid, oboe
Margaret Owens, oboe
Stephanie Corwin, bassoon
Jeffrey Grossman, organ

Polifonía de las Américas
Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:00pm
St. Ignatius of Antioch | 552 West End Ave | NY, NY 10024
Link:
 https://tenet.nyc/polifonia

Works by Capillas, de Lienas, Guerrero, Padilla, Salazar, and Victoria.

Artists:
Jolle Greenleaf, soprano
Paulina Francisco, soprano
Rebecca Meyers, soprano
Timothy Parsons, alto
Elisa Sutherland, alto
Nathan Hodgson, tenor
Nickolas Karageorgiou, tenor
James Reese, tenor
Steven Hrycelak, bass
Enrico Lagasca, bass

Sound the Trumpet
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:00pm
St. Luke in the Fields | 487 Hudson St | NY, NY 10014
Link:
 https://tenet.nyc/trumpet

Works by Henry Purcell and others.

Artists:
Jolle Greenleaf, soprano
Molly Quinn, soprano
Elisa Sutherland, alto
Corey Shotwell, tenor
Jonathan Adams, baritone
Kris Kwapis, trumpet
Thomas Muehlenbeck-Pfotenhauer, trumpet
Matt Zucker, cello
Jeffrey Grossman, organ
Hank Heijink, archlute
Adam Cockerham, theorbo

TENEbrae: Lassus’ Lagrime di San Pietro
Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 7:00pm
St. Jean Baptiste Church | 184 E 76th St | NY, NY 10021
Link:
 https://tenet.nyc/lagrime

Orlando de Lassus: Lagrime di San Pietro

Artists:
Jolle Greenleaf, soprano
Elisa Sutherland, soprano
Timothy Parsons, countertenor
Sumner Thompson, tenor
Jason McStoots, tenor
Thomas McCargar, baritone
Steven Hrycelak, bass
Charlie Weaver, theorbo
Jeffrey Grossman, organ

Dark Horse Brass Consort
     Stephanie Corwin
     Greg Ingles, director
     Priscilla Herreid
     Alex Opsahl
     Mack Ramsey
     Erik Schmalz
     Kiri Tollaksen

J.S. Bach’s Magnificat and Easter Oratorio
Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 7:30PM
Church of St. Vincent Ferrer | 869 Lexington Ave | NY, NY 10065
Link:
 https://tenet.nyc/magnificat

J.S. Bach: Magnificat
J.S. Bach: Easter Oratorio

Artists:
Jolle Greenleaf, soprano
Margaret Haigh, soprano
Sarah Yanovitch, soprano
Timothy Keeler, alto
Kate Maroney, alto
Elisa Sutherland, alto
Haitham Haidar, tenor
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Gene Stenger, tenor
Jonathan Adams, bass
Charles Wesley Evans, bass
Enrico Lagasca, bass
Jeffrey Grossman, organ and music director
Immanuel Davis, flute
David Ross, flute
Caroline Giassi, oboe
Priscilla Herreid, oboe
Georgeanne Banker, bassoon
Steven Marquardt, trumpet
Paul Murphy, trumpet
Perry Sutton, trumpet
Sae Hashimoto, timpani
Nicholas DiEugenio, violin
Aniela Eddy, violin
Vivian Mayers, violin
Johanna Novom, violin
Edson Scheid, violin
Chiara Stauffer, violin
Beth Wenstrom, violin
Daniel Elyar, viola
Kyle Miller, viola
Ana Kim, cello
Nathaniel Chase, violone

Rejoice, Rejoice!
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:00pm
St. Ignatius of Antioch | 552 West End Ave | NY, NY 10024
Link:
 https://tenet.nyc/rejoice

Works by William Byrd, John Sheppard, Thomas Tallis, and Robert Whyte.

Artists:
Jolle Greenleaf, soprano
Madeline Healey, soprano
Rebecca Myers, soprano
Sylvia Leith, alto
Timothy Parsons, alto
Elisa Sutherland, alto
Andrew Fuchs, tenor
Nathan Hodgson, tenor
Jacob Perry, tenor
Thomas McCargar, baritone
Edmund Milly, baritone
Steven Hrycelak, bass
Enrico Lagasca, bass


About TENET Vocal Artists
Preeminent New York City-based early music ensemble TENET Vocal Artists has won acclaim for innovative programming, virtuosic singing and command of repertoire that spans the Middle Ages to the present day. Under artistic director and soprano Jolle Greenleaf, TENET’s highlights from recent seasons include performances of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew PassionSt. John PassionChristmas Oratorio and motets, Handel’s Messiah, a tour of the UK to honor Thomas Tomkins, original theatrical performances of music by, for, and about 17th century Italian women as well as Charpentier’s Les plaisirs de Versailles, and programs exploring medieval repertoire. TENET's highly praised Green Mountain Project offered performances of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and other Vespers for a decade, culminating in a finale performance in Venice, Italy in January 2020. TENET Vocal Artists performs at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Caramoor, Columbia University, Yale University, and numerous other venues in and around New York City. 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 festivals and prominent locations throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe. Learn more at www.tenet.nyc.

About Jolle Greenleaf
Soprano Jolle Greenleaf is one of today’s foremost figures in the field of early music. She has been hailed by The New York Times as a “golden soprano” and “a major force in the New York early music-scene.” Ms. Greenleaf was named the artistic director of TENET Vocal Artists in 2009, where she sings and directs the ensemble in repertoire spanning the Middle Ages to the present day. Her flair for imaginative programming has been lauded as “adventurous and expressive” and “smart, varied and not entirely early” (The New York Times). She is a celebrated interpreter of the music of Bach, Buxtehude, Handel, Purcell and, most notably, Claudio Monteverdi. Ms. Greenleaf has performed as a soloist in venues throughout the U.S., Scandinavia, Europe, and Central America for exceptional presenters including Vancouver Early Music Festival, Denmark’s Vendsyssel Festival, Cambridge Early Music Festival, Costa Rica International Music Festival, Puerto Rico’s Festival Casals, Utrecht Festival, at Panama’s National Theater, and San Cristobal, the Cathedral in Havana, Cuba.

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