AMPERSAND is an ensemble of flexible proportions, loosely based in New York, NY.
Our members are an ever-changing roster of exceptionally talented artists from all over the world. Our repertoire selections are guided by what the world needs to hear, tending towards vocally-centric pieces from the fringes of the common-practice era with modern and early bits sprinkled in for color.
We aspire to exploit the relationship between music and speech, art and conversation. Seeking to communicate the inherent connectivity between all things, we are AMPERSAND.
Will Berman. Stephen Biegner. Jonathan Cooper. Marc Day. Will Doreza. Robert Eisentrout. Allie Faulkner. Fiona Gillespie. Sarah Hawkey. Nicolas Haigh. Robert Hansen. Madeline Apple Healey. Catherine Hedberg. Christopher Jackson. Timothy Keeler. Anna Lenti. Eva Lymenstull. Kate Maroney. Donald Meineke. Raymond Nagem. Nils Neubert. Andrew Padgett. Timothy S. Parsons. Jacob Perry. James Reese. Elisa Sutherland. Jonathan Woody.
Madeline Apple Healey is a soprano who loves working on repertoire that challenges the construct of beautiful sound. She received her BM in Vocal Performance from Baldwin Wallace University in 2011, and her MM in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in 2013. Recent engagements include Bach's Mass in B Minor at the Kennedy Center, performances of Bach's Coffee Cantata, and the U.S. premiere of Here All Night with Gare St. Lazare Ireland at The White Light Festival at Lincoln Center. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, where, when she's not making music, she can be found baking and philosophizing with her houseplants.
Anna Lenti is a singer and conductor whose work embraces a variety of musical genres. A native of Rochester, NY, Anna received her BM in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music in 2011, and her MM in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College in 2013. An avid lover of ensemble performance, Anna has appeared with numerous professional ensembles throughout the US, including Apollo's Fire (Cleveland), Voices (Rochester), the Holy Trinity Bach Choir (NYC), and Ensemble VIII (Austin). When she's not making music, you can find Anna doing yoga, hiking, running, or knitting scarves for her friends during the cold winter months.
January 15, 2017 at 5pm - St. John the Divine, NYC
Post-evensong recital: ...most highly favored lady...
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
no admission charge
March 10, 2017 at 8pm - Park Avenue Christian Church, NYC Lineage & Heritage with Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra featuring Handel's Dixit Dominus
1010 Park Ave, New York, NY 10028
tickets available here
stay tuned for updates – Ampersand is on the brink of launching a refocused fourth season!
Performed by Ampersand in New York City in May 2016
Performed by Ampersand in New York City in September 2014
Thank you to our financial supporters:
Justine Aronson, Jessica Bakeman, Elisabeth Baker, Christine Biegner, Lisa Bonk, Matthew Brady, Ryan Brandau, Ryan Cassel, Christan Cassidy, Lindsey Christiansen, Maggie Colvin, Alexa Cottrell, Liz Eschen, Diane Levy & Gary Faulkner, Molly Farris, Christopher Feran, Tim Feran, Pamela Foye, Dusty Francis, Paul Frolick, Dirk Garner, Jessica Hallen, William Hay, Karen Hayden, Ian Healey, Sean Ellis Hussey, Laura Inman, Ryan John, Deanna Joseph, Pru Kirkpatrick, Deborah Kraus, Celia McCurdy, Erik Malmquist, Allison Miller, Joe Miller, Brian Mummert, Sandra Lees, Vincent & Christine Lenti, Marianne & Tony Lenti, Augusta McKay-Lodge, Suzanne Nash, David Nolin, Laurie Papell, Shari Perman, Daniel Pickens-Jones, Alexandra Porter, Edith Rubenstein, John Russell, Andrea Saposnik, Laura Schnell, Benjamin Wayne Smith, Tracey Taylor, Bernie & Rena Tolsma, Kent Tritle, Sophia Vastek, William Weinert, Jeffrey Wilson, Pauline Worusski, and Anonymous (15)
Ampersand is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Ampersand must be made payable to "Fractured Atlas" and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.