ZOE & JEFFRI
The audience was small, but what magic we experienced! Who would imagine that two sopranos singing a cappella could create such exquisite music. For an hour, Jeffri Lynn Carrington and Zoe La Terreur held us spellbound with their beautiful voices.
Both coloratura sopranos with astounding ranges, they traded parts, each singing alternately in the high range and then in the low. It was an unique experience to hear two beautifully trained, delicately modulated voices blending perfectly. Their musicianship was impeccable—their voices in every way expressing as one.
The wide ranging program started with an English madrigal by Thomas Morley, "Springtime Mantleth Every Bough". If it sounded familiar, you may have heard the Meadowlarks sing it at one of our spring concerts. Several musical genres were represented: madrigals, sacred Latin selections, Celtic tunes, French and German opera, a German art song, folk songs from Latvia and the Ukraine.
Graciously they introduced each song giving some background and context, making the listening that much more enjoyable. Such lovely, talented and dedicated young women! A return engagement is in the works for later in the year. If you want to hear them in the near future, you can catch them on First Friday, May 6th, at the Art Center across from Pasta Piatti.
~ Harriet Berman