Huntingdon News

January 08, 2009
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Quink to Perform at Huntingdon

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will host the internationally-known a cappella singing group Quink in concert Monday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The performance, entitled “The Sacred and the Profane,” is free and open to the public. Quink is a Dutch ensemble of five professional singers. The group provides scholarly entertainment through its performance of a cappella vocal chamber music, much like the King’s Singers and Chanticleer.

Quink made its debut in 1978 at the Holland Festival and received international recognition as finalists in major European vocal competitions. Huntingdon will host the group’s second performance on their 2009 U.S. tour. Their repertoire covers Renaissance and Baroque compositions, as well as contemporary 20th century works, folk songs, and lighter pop arrangements.

Quink has performed at universities in the northern and southern portions of Alabama. The performance at Huntingdon will enable central Alabama to experience the vocal precision and versatility that Quink offers. A reviewer for the Seattle Times wrote, “How do you spell vocal excellence? Many would say it should be ‘Quink,’” while a review in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette stated: “The singers rendered each piece with razor-sharp precision, infallible intonation, and a blend of timbre and vibrato that transformed them into a magnificently unified composite instrument.”

For more information on this concert, contact the Office of Communications at (334) 833-4515.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service, and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. The College motto is, “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”

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Su Ofe
Associate Vice President for
Communications and Marketing
Office: (334) 833-4515
Cell: (334) 324-6591


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