The Green Mountain Project (honoring the literal translation of Monteverdi’s name) is a special project of TENET. TENET is one of New York’s preeminent vocal ensembles. Under artistic director Jolle Greenleaf, TENET is winning acclaim for its innovative programming, virtuosic singing and command of repertoire that spans the Middle Ages to the present. TENET features distinguished soloists who shine in one-voice-to-a-part singing and as joined voices in small ensembles.
Press for "A Grand Festive Vespers in Venice, c. 1640."
"The singers and players produced a glorious, smoothly blended, beautifully textured sound. [...] Highlights were plentiful." New York Times.
"The performance itself was truly outstanding, as the performers displayed technical skill and musical artistry of the highest caliber. (…) The consistently high level of artistry makes it difficult to point out the high points." Boston Musical Intelligencer.
"A stupendous performance. (…) Blue Heron sings with the tongues of men and women rather than angels, and that’s also true of GMP. (…) The audible interplay of voices with the variously deployed instrumental forces – two cornetti, five sackbuts, three violins, two theorbos, and organ – was a continual delight." Boston Globe.
"Green Mountain Project’s performance was music making at its best, historically informed, musically revealing, and sensitively and energetically performed—one could not ask for more. (…) What made this performance a one-of-a-kind occasion was the superb musicianship of all participants. The least of the singers was excellent, and there were moments of great artistry (…)." The Arts Fuse.