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Love is all around: Quintessence hosting a virtual cabaret Valentine’s weekend

Just in time for the Valentine’s Day pandemic blues, Quintessence is launching “Love Virtually: A virtual lovefest of song” from Friday, Feb. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 14.

Quintessence is hosting “Love Virtually: A virtual lovefest of song.”

The a cappella program features interactive singing sessions and performances in a virtual cabaret from Quintessence with guests from Great Britain and Minneapolis.

The weekend of concerts is a kind of follow-up to Quintessence’s virtual choir concert that took place last February, just before the lockdown, artistic director Matthew Greer said.

“We thought Valentine’s Day was a good time to do the same,” he said.

  • At 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, Quintessence will present a virtual cabaret featuring two choir members and special guests for an evening of love songs.
  •  At 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, the group will host a live sing-along led by Paul Smith of VOCES8 and Clare Stewart of Apollo5 in a singing workshop (all the way from across the pond).
  •  At 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, the Minneapolis pop duo Nation will perform their own compositions and standards in a live broadcast.
  •  At noon on Sunday, Feb. 14, British a cappella group Apollo5 will perform a Valentine’s Day program featuring both classical and jazz live from London. Apollo5 performed in Albuquerque last February, Greer said.

Apollo5 will perform both classical and jazz live from London.

Tickets for the weekend series are $50 at quintessence-abq.com/lovevirtually.

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