Juice Vocal Ensemble — Sat., Nov. 9, Crowell


Juice Vocal Ensemble
Connecticut Premiere
Saturday, November 9 at 8pm
Crowell Concert Hall

“Sassy, vibrant and enthralling.”
The Irish Times (Dublin)

London’s Juice Vocal Ensemble, an experimental a cappella trio that mixes contemporary classical with folk, jazz, world music, pop, and electronica, features sopranos Anna Snow and Sarah Dacey, and alto Kerry Andrew. The group’s influences range from Meredith Monk and the Beach Boys to Camille (France) and Björk (Iceland). Their playful debut album Songspin (2011) won an Independent Music Award for “Best Contemporary Classical Album” in May 2012.

For their first U.S. tour since an appearance at the South by Southwest Festival in March 2011, at Wesleyan the group will perform vibrant classical works including the world premiere of “Ferrara Redux” by New York-based composer and Wesleyan alumnus Toby Twining MA ’06; six U.S. premieres, including one work written by Anna Snow, plus compositions by Mica Levi, Anna Meredith, Dai Fujikura, Jim Moray, and Peter Moran; and unusual arrangements of British folk songs and pop music by Guns N’ Roses, Erasure, Mariah Carey, and Flatt and Scruggs.

Watch a video of Juice Vocal Ensemble singing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses on YouTube.

A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts.

There will be a pre-concert talk by Wesleyan University John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce at 7:15pm. He will be joined by composer Toby Twining MA ’06.

Tickets for this performance are $22 for the general public; $18 for senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, and non-Wesleyan students; and $6 for Wesleyan students. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Sing with Juice
Friday, November 8 at 4:15pm
Daltry Room (Music Rehearsal Hall 003)
60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

Come sing with the Juice Vocal Ensemble. All singers welcome!