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At the Summit: the Antioch Chamber Ensemble
by Luthien Brackett for Vocal Area Network
Posted May 8, 2003

Antioch Chamber EnsembleIf you have found yourself walking in downtown Manhattan of late, and happened to pass by the doors of historic Trinity Wall Street on a Sunday afternoon, you may have heard something that made you stop and go inside. That "something" is the eleven members of The Antioch Chamber Ensemble in rehearsal, and if the name is not familiar now, it soon will be. Antioch is quickly emerging as one of the New York metropolitan area's finest vocal ensembles. The group has appeared in performance for, among others, the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series, the Trinity Noon-Day Concert Series and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Having recently completed a two-year residency at Trinity Wall Street, it is poised to begin a new residency at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, New Jersey this fall.

Sometimes called America's answer to the Tallis Scholars of Britain, Antioch has been called "stellar" by the Princeton Packet, and "flawless" by the New Jersey Star-Ledger. Seeking to present as diverse a program as possible of the world's greatest choral literature, both sac