Contrapunctus Early Music
A High Voices Ensemble
Under the leadership of Musical Director David Acres and Executive Director Dr. Judith Overcash Acres Contrapunctus explores the variety and beauty found in a cappella vocal music composed for upper voices: from chant to 20th-century, medieval carols to the avant-garde, we are committed to the creation of delightful programs designed to entertain, educate, and above all to stir the soul.
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Contrapunctus Early Music : A High Voices Ensemble is a professional vocal ensemble of sopranos, altos and countertenors, specializing in the performance of sacred and secular music from the Middle Ages through the modern era. Contrapunctus Early Music : A High Voices Ensemble combines polyphony, literature, art and dialogue to create exceptional music – all performed within an historical context.
"Thanks to all of you for a fascinating, superbly performed, and powerfully moving program. The sound of your choir, with every singer equally strong, singing with perfect clarity and purity of tone, is unlike any other I have heard, and well suited to the music of all the eras you perform. It was a real privilege to hear you for the first time and I look forward to hearing you again in the future (and encouraging others to do so).
This is truly a world class group."
(March 2015, D. Badagnani, 'Angel Voices V.II' )
"... if these fine performances are any indication, audiences should flock to
the group’s next concert..."
(June 2014, ClevelandClassical.com)
"... Sunday's large audience was
treated to some glorious singing ...
amazing arcs of polyphony..."
(March 2014, ClevelandClassical.com)
"Contrapunctus sang with a translucent clarity.... Their intonation was excellent, and the parts were superbly balanced..."
(October 2014 - ClevelandClassical.com)
Angel Voices Ever Singing... Volume IV
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
(1007 Superior Ave, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114)
START: 7:30 p.m.
FREE CONCERT EVENT!
DONATIONS will be accepted on the day of the concert
Back by popular demand - Contrapunctus Early Music: A High Voices Ensemble returns to The Cathedral of St. John!
From the earliest of times to the modern day, compositions for
upper voices have transported listeners to the very heavens! Let the
sopranos, altos and countertenors of Contrapunctus Early Music
take you on a journey across the ages with beautiful music written for High Voices - it's an annual concert event that you won't want to miss!