L'Académie du Roi Soleil (www.lacademieduroisoleil.com)
L'Académie du Roi Soleil (A.R.S.) is an early music consort dedicated to performing music of the French Baroque, among other genres. Our name pays homage to Louis XIV, the Sun King, an important source of patronage for the arts. This ensemble marks an exciting international collaboration; jointly based in York, UK and Charlotte, NC, we maintain an active performance schedule on both sides of the Atlantic.
Quire Cleveland (quirecleveland.org)
Quire Cleveland makes life more harmonious by providing a vital connection to distant lands and ages past, through the human voice. Breathing life into choral music which may have lain silent for centuries, Quire reveals the timelessness and universal humanity of this art. Under the artistic direction of Ross W. Duffin, Quire performs nine centuries of a capella repertoire.
Simon Carrington Chamber Singers
'Once a year, Simon Carrington comes back to Lawrence for a week and assembles 24 great singers from Lawrence, Kansas City and all over the country to record and perform concerts. in 2013, the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers presented a program called "Soul Mates" - music with themed-connections through varying spans of time.'
South Dakota Chorale (www.southdakotachorale.com)
'The South Dakota Chorale is a professional chorus organization that gathers talented singers to share impacting performances of choral arts. Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Chorale is a collaborative network of musicians combining the talents of singers locally, regionally, and across the nation.'
Apollo's Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra (apollosfire.org)
Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992 by the award-winning young harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell. Sorrell envisioned an ensemble dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric.