On Thursday, September 22nd, sopranos, Jeffri Lynn Carrington and Zoe La Terreur treated us to an hour of their beautiful music. How unusual it is to hear two soprano voices singing together as an accapella duo, performing music that would normally require full accompaniment—in many cases orchestral accompaniment. Though their vocal techniques are quite disparate, the blend of their voices creates a unique, ethereal sound. They attend very carefully to musical accuracy, pitch and expressiveness.
Their repertoire includes music from the Rennaissance period through the Classical and Romantic eras and on to more contemporary pieces. Selections include operatic arias, folk songs, and sacred music in many languages. They performed a beautiful presentation of "Pie Jesu" by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
They shared with us the story of how they happened to form such an unusual musical alliance. Both women sing with the prestigious Southern Oregon Repetory Singers and they struck up a friendship. You may have heard Jeffri singing on Main Street in downtown Ashland during the summer. She performs without accompaniment, and has found the it to be both enjoyable and lucrative. When Zoe found out about Jeffri's street singing, she wanted to know more about it. In the conversation that ensued, the idea of the accapella duet was born. Now they sing together in downtown Ashland....