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. Elizabeth Eschen. 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. Eric Christopher 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
Check out our Indiegogo campaign! Ampersand: looking to the future
Thank you to our financial supporters:
Justine Aronson, Jessica Bakeman, Elisabeth Baker, Christine & Michael Biegner, Emily Biegner, Stephen Biegner, Jesse Blumberg, Lisa Bonk, Matthew Brady, Ryan Brandau, Ryan Cassel, Christan Cassidy, Lindsey Christiansen, Stephen D. Cole, Maggie Colvin, Alexa Cottrell, Peter DuBois, Jethro Eisenstein, Liz Eschen, Diane Levy & Gary Faulkner, Molly Farris, Christopher Feran, Tim Feran, Lesleigh & Bill Forsyth, Pamela Foye, Dusty Francis, Paul Frolick, Dirk Garner, Myles Glancy & Christopher Filice, Jessica Hallen, Rob Hansen, William Hay, Karen Hayden, Ian Healey, Nate Hodgson, Sean Ellis Hussey, Laura Inman, Fiona Gillespie & Chris Jackson, Ryan John & Joshua Wanger, Deanna Joseph, Tim Keeler, Jayson Keeton, Pru Kirkpatrick, Deborah Kraus, Alex Lotocki & Susan Sigda, Celia McCurdy, Erik Malmquist, Jane Meditz, Donald Meineke, Allison Miller, Joe Miller, Brian Mummert, Sandra Lees, Vincent & Christine Lenti, Marianne & Tony Lenti, Augusta McKay-Lodge, Suzanne Nash, David Nolin, Suzann O'Neill, Richard & Lois Pace, Laurie Papell, Shari Perman, Daniel Pickens-Jones, Alexandra Porter, James Reese, Jeremy Rhizor, Edith Rubenstein, John Russell, Andrea Saposnik, Laura Schnell, Benjamin Wayne Smith, Beverly Simmons, Abigail Stevens, Elisa Sutherland, Tracey Taylor, Bernie & Rena Tolsma, Kent Tritle, Sophia Vastek, William Weinert, Jeffrey Wilson, Michele Wolfson, Pauline Worusski, and Anonymous (29)
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.