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Holiday Concert: Etherea featuring Grace Cloutier

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Date: December 13, 2009, 4:00 pm

Program Details

For this year's holiday concert, we are pleased to be presenting the debut performance of the new vocal ensemble Etherea with harpist Grace Cloutier. The program will include Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, John Rutter's Dancing Day, as well as other holiday favorites.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 540-937-4969.

Guest Artist(s)

Etherea Vocal Ensemble is a new chamber group dedicated to the performance of choral repertoire for treble voices, specifically that of the Romantic era. All of its members are experienced choral singers, and most hold Master’s degrees in vocal performance from leading conservatories. The ensemble was formed during the summer of 2008 for the purpose of recording Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols with renowned harpist Grace Cloutier. It became obvious to all that something exceptional was being created, and the singers officially decided to form a performing ensemble in 2009. Current repertoire includes works by Britten, Holst, Mendelssohn, Rheinberger, Rossini, Schubert, and Schumann. 

Known for her expressive musicality and rich, warm sound, the young concert harpist Grace Cloutier, who trained at The Juilliard School, Yale University and in France, gave her solo début and encore solo recital at Carnegie Hall (2006, 2008) as first prize winner of the International Competition of Artist International Presentations. The New York Concert Review hailed her as, “an accomplished, poised, self-assured performer...her affinity for these works was natural and complete...[her] playing was dreamy, poetic and colorful...evoking all the colors of the rainbow with scintillating effect.”



Theatre House, Castleton Farms
664 Castleton View Road
Castleton ,VA 22716

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