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"Radiant Sweetness" NY Times

"Arresting Sweetness and simplicity"NY Times

"Hues subtle and angelic"South Florida Classical Review

"The soprano Molly Quinn, whose aria 'Aus Liebe' was one of the highlights of the evening." (St Matthew Passion, 2013) Dr Michael Bordt www.klassik.com

In the motet “Pulchra es” she(Jolle Greenleaf) joined her fellow soprano Molly Quinn in a duet of arresting sweetness and simplicity, their voices carefully matched in purity and expression. They delivered the difficult passage — the throaty rhythmic quickening of early-17th-century vocal music — with practiced precision." (Green Mountain Project, Vespers of 1610) Corinna Fonesca-Wollheim for The New York Times

Molly Quinn has captivated audiences in diverse repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to the Rolling Stones. Please join in, take a listen, learn about some interesting organizations, and explore Molly's upcoming events

Molly Quinn has captivated audiences with her “radiant” soprano, possessing an “arresting sweetness and simplicity” (NY Times) in diverse repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to the Rolling Stones. Ms. Quinn opened her 2013/14 season as one of four Virginia Best Adams Fellows at the Carmel Bach Festival, highlighting her penchant for 17th and 18th century music in performances of Bach, Buxtehude, Handel and Purcell. She continued with performances as the soprano soloist in the world premiere completion of Mozart’s Requiem by composer Gregory Spears with Miami’s GRAMMY® nominated Seraphic Fire, Handel’s Messiah at Alice Tully Hall with Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra and In Dulci Jubilo, a collaboration between TENET, Bach Collegium San Diego and Dark Horse Consort in the music of Michael Praetorius in both New York and San Diego.

As a member of New York’s TENET, Ms. Quinn has been a long-time collaborator of artistic director Jolle Greenleaf. She has been featured in several projects, including the Green Mountain Project, the TENEbrae series and their duo program Uno + One: Italia Nostra, recorded and released this fall by Avie Records to critical acclaim and dubbed as an “Album of the Week” by WQXR. TENET proas well as touring the program to Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and forthcoming appearances in Denmark this summer.

Since 2006, Molly has been a member of the renowned Trinity Wall Street Choir, performing regularly at services, the Bach at One series, concert programs, recordings, and tours. She is a featured soloist on their 2013 GRAMMY® nominated recording of Handel’s Israel in Egypt with conductor Julian Wachner on the Musica Omnia label, has appeared with them in London, Moscow, Paris, and Sonoma, and joined soprano colleagues in singing back up for rock legends The Rolling Stones at The Barclays Center.

In recent seasons, Ms. Quinn has appeared regularly with notable early music ensembles and festivals including Clarion Music Society, The New York Early Music Festival, Antioch Chamber Ensemble, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Ecstatic Music Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Quicksilver, and Seraphic Fire.

As a proud native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Molly is drawn to the root music of Appalachia and Ireland and has performed in the cross-over programs Come to the River with Apollo’s Fire and The Music of Dublin with The Folger Consort. Upcoming performances include Arvo Pärt’s Passio with TENET at Carnegie Hall as part of the collected stories series curated by composer David Lang, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 with Cambridge Concentus and conductor Joshua Rifkin, as well as on tour in the U.S. with Apollo’s Fire and conductor Jeannette Sorrell, and a return home to Chapel Hill, NC for both Mozart’s Regina Coeli at the University of North Carolina in the newly restored Memorial Hall and a program of French cantatas for the newly launched HIP [Historically Informed Performance] Festival. Ms. Quinn holds both the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Vocal Performance from University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and currently resides in New York City.

Calendar

  • Wed
    01
    Oct
    2014
    1:00 pmSt. Pauls Chapel

    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra offer a weekly service featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas. - See more at: Trinity Wall Street

  • Wed
    08
    Oct
    2014
    1:00 pmSt. Pauls Chapel

    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra offer a weekly service featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas. - See more at: Trinity Wall Street

  • Tue
    14
    Oct
    2014
    7:30 pmBrookfield Place New York Winter Garden 220 Vesey Street New York

    Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer is inspired by the composer’s love for the legends and music of Appalachia, while the text is culled from the over 200 versions of the John Henry ballad. The various versions, based on hearsay, recollection, and tall tales, explore the subject of human versus machine in this quintessential American legend. Adding banjo, bones, and mountain dulcimer, the sizzling Bang on a Can All-Stars team up with a trio of singers for a memorable evening. Curated by John Schaefer, host and producer of WNYC Radio’s popular radio shows Sounds and Soundcheck.

  • Wed
    22
    Oct
    2014
    1:00 pmSt. Pauls Chapel

    The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra offer a weekly service featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas. - See more at: Trinity Wall Street

  • Tue
    04
    Nov
    2014
    7:30 pmUniversity of Illinois Champaign, IL

    Tickets and More Information: 800.527.2849 or click here Champaign, IL

  • Thu
    06
    Nov
    2014
    7:30 pmUMS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor St. Francis of Assisi Church

    The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 Tickets & More Information: 734.764.2538 or click here Ann Arbor, MI

  • Sun
    09
    Nov
    2014
    2:00 pmUniversity of Florida, Gainesville University Auditorium

    The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 Tickets & More Information: 352.392.2787 or click here Gainesville, FL

  • Mon
    10
    Nov
    2014
    7:30 pmHouston Early Music Festival Co-Cathedral

    The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 Tickets and More Information: 281.846.4222 or click here Houston, TX

  • Tue
    11
    Nov
    2014
    7:00 pmTexas Performing Art, University of Austin, TX

    Texas Performing Arts University of Texas, Austin Bates Recital Hall The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 Tickets and More Information: 800.982.2386 or click here Austin, TX

  • Thu
    13
    Nov
    2014
    8:00 pmCal Performances, University of California-Berkeley First Congregational Church Berkeley

    First Congregational Church Berkeley The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 Tickets and More Information: 510.642.9988

  • Fri
    14
    Nov
    2014
    7:30 pmBing Concert Hall, Stanford University

    Bing Concert Hall The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 Stanford Live, Stanford Concert Hall Tickets & More Information: 650.724.2464

  • Sun
    23
    Nov
    2014
    5:00 pmSt. Lukes in the Fields, NYC

    We celebrate the birthday of St. Cecilia with selections from Purcell’s numerous but seldom performed “symphony songs” as well as dances and airs from his music for theater and other chamber music.

  • Fri
    9
    Jan
    2015
    7:30 pmChurch of St. Joseph


    The Green Mountain Project offers two program: Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and a newly recreated vespers from the French master Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Part I of our sixth offering this season.

  • Sun
    11
    Jan
    2015
    7:30 pmChurch of St. Joseph


    The Green Mountain Project offers two program: Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and a newly recreated vespers from the French master Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Part I of our sixth offering this season.

  • Wed
    13
    May
    2015
    7:30 pmSt Thomas Fifth Avenue


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