“Experimentation may be this group’s calling card, but its essence is pure joy.” —Boston Globe
In 2019, Roomful of Teeth made their Cabrillo Festival debut for a full weekend of appearances, first as featured guest artists—along with mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra led by Cristian Macelaru—in the world premiere of Kristin Kuster’s tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, When There Are Nine. The ensemble then led a free Community Sing event, open to all levels and abilities, and finally capturing the entire Civic stage to themselves for a spectacular full-evening concert.
As we shelter in place, Roomful of Teeth have generously agreed to share a recording of that concert! We will release it in two parts. Enjoy!
PART I Program: Duration: 30 mins.
Caroline Shaw: Partita for 8 Voices (2009-11)
Rinde Eckert: Cesca’s View (2015)
PART II Program: Duration: 27 mins.
Ted Hearne: Coloring Book (2015)
Brad Wells: Otherwise (2012)
Olive Lens: Fall Into Me
Roomful of Teeth: Esteli Gomez, soprano; Martha Cluver, soprano; Eliza Bagg, alto; Virginia Kelsey, alto; Eric Dudley, tenor; Avery Griffin, baritone; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone; Cameron Beauchamp, bass; Brad Wells, artistic director.
A Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth is dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from vocal traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and forges a boundless new repertoire through ongoing commissioning.