Throughout February, the a capella group Olga will tour the United States. With Dutch, Icelandic, and Russian singers, as well as music from many nationalities and genres, Olga is a truly international ensemble. She has already had countless successful concerts both in and out of the Netherlands. Tours to wild and craggy Iceland have been a regular fixture since the very beginning. In addition to this, the Olga boys recorded their first CD in 2014, received coaching with Paul Phoenix, a former member of the King’s Singers, and adopted a red kettle as Olga’s mascot. Tenor Jonathan Ploeg and baritone Gulian van Nierop are the Dutch singers in the group.
Olga is a young a cappella singing group that approaches old traditions in a fresh way. She combines enthusiasm, humor, and drama with genuine vocal clarity to enrapture both young and old. Her repertoire covers more than five centuries of musical joy, and the ensemble is already known for her unique programs, in which moving classical music comes together with popular repertoire – from Medieval Icelandic drinking songs to nostalgic hits from your grandfathers day. The characteristic Olga sound blends all music into a compelling whole.
Olga Vocal Ensemble was founded in 2012 at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands. All members of Olga completed their studies in classical singing there, under the guidance of the Icelandic tenor Jón Þorsteinsson.
US Tour Dates
January 31 – New MexicoOcotillo Performing Arts Center, Artesia
February 2 -TexasW.M. Turner Auditorium – Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches
February 4 – OklahomaBass Music Center – Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City
February 7 – PennsylvaniaKetler Auditorium – Grove City College, Grove City
February 9 – North CarolinaRecital Hall – Elon University, Elon
February 11 – MichiganCollege Baptist Church – Hillsdale College, Hillsdale
February 14 – PennsylvaniaMcGarvey Commons – Penn State University, Erie
February 16 – MarylandMansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda
February 19 – MaineCollins Center for the Arts – University of Maine, Orono
February 21 – New HampshireSilver Center for the Arts – Plymouth State University, Plymouth