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TENET (Vocal Ensemble)

Founded: New York City, New York, USA

Preëminent New York City-based early music ensemble TENET celebrates its seventh season in 2015-2016. Under Artistic Director Jolle Greenleaf, TENET has won acclaim for its innovative programming, virtuosic singing and command of repertoire that spans the Middle Ages to the present day.

Highlights of recent seasons include performances of J.S. Bach's motets, a three-year cycle of Carlo Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responsories, annual performances of works by Purcell and his contemporaries celebrating St. Cecilia, the patron saint music, and original theatrical performances highlighting works composed by, for, and about women in 17th century Italy.

Renowned for their interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, TENET's distinguished soloists’ have been praised for their pristine one-voice-to-a-part singing “to an uncanny degree of precision” (The Boston Globe).

TENET sponsors the highly praised Green Mountain Project, giving annual performances of Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, as well as other Vespers that have been newly reconstructed by the project’s musical director, Scott Metcalfe, including music by Monteverdi, Giovanni Gabrieli, Antoine Charpentier and their contemporaries.

Performances of modern-day fare have included Arvo Pärt's Passio at Carnegie Hall in 2014, and a new commission by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw in 2015.

A driving force in cultivating the New York City early music community, TENET collaborates regularly with other acclaimed ensembles and organizations including Dark Horse Consort, Five Boroughs Music Festival, New York Polyphony, the Sebastians, and many others.

TENET performs regularly at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and numerous other venues throughout New York City. Further afield, TENET has performed at the Festival Casals de Puerto Rico, Berkshire Bach Festival, Connecticut Early Music Festival, and many other venues throughout the USA, Latin America and Europe.

Members of TENET Vocal Ensemble:





Jolle Greenleaf
Anna Lenti
Molly Quinn

Luthien Brackett
Tim Keeler
Kate Maroney
Reginald Mobley
Virginia Warnken Kelsey

Philip Anderson
Owen McIntosh
Jason McStoots
Donald Meineke
Scott Mello
Marc Molomot
Nils Neubert
Jason Rylander
Stephen Sands
Aaron Sheehan

Mischa Bouvier
Charles Wesley Evans
Steven Hrycelak
David McFerrin
Andrew Padgett
John Taylor Ward
Sumner Thompson
Jonathan Woody


Violins: Robert Mealy, Scott Metcalfe, Johanna Novom, Adriane Post
Cellos: Ezra Seltzer
Viola da gamba: Emily Walhout
Viols: Andrew Arceci, Erin Headley [Bass], Steven Lehning, Lawrence Lipnik, Wen Yang
Oboes: Kathryn Montoya, Debra Nagy
Winds: Priscilla Herreid
Cornetts: Alex Opsahl, Doron David Sherwin, Kiri Tollaksen
Sackbuts: Greg Ingles, Mack Ramsey, Erik Schmalz
Theorbo: Charles Weaver
Lutes: Hank Heijink, Paul O'Dette
Harp: Maria Christina Cleary
Harpsichord: Jeffrey Grossman
Multi-instrumentalist: Shira Kammen

Source: TENET Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Jolle Greenleaf

Vocal Ensemble

BWV 227

Links to other Sites

TENET (Official Website)
Tenet NYC (Vocal Ensemble) ON Facebook

TENET NYC (Early Music America)
Metropolis Ensemble | Renderings: TENET

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