Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE)

An ensemble of women promoting and performing music of the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.

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HISTORY & MISSION

The Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) was founded in 1999 and consists of women who are dedicated
to promoting and performing music of the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. From its inception
WAVE's mission has been to perform in as authentic and skilled a manner as possible, while always striving
to communicate the heart and soul of this incredibly rich musical heritage. WAVE has performed concerts
in the greater San Francisco Bay area as well as public service concerts and outreach programs for those
in need such as hospital, senior citizens, AIDS research, the inmates at Santa Rita Jail, and concerts to benefit
the restoration of California missions. Members of WAVE give of their talent to support individuals
and communities as well as engender an appreciation of early music through their performances.

PERSONNEL

Amy Corbett, Tanya Drlik, Alisa Gould Sugden, Marcia Hofer, Nancy Marsh 
Barbara Miller, Rebecca Monson, Susan Overhauser, Susan Russell, Meryl Sacks
Hannah Tandeta, Carol Terry, Alison Thomas, Madelyn Weiss, Charlene Woodcock
Cindy Beitman, Director

DIRECTOR

Cindy Beitmen began her career singing opera in the Washington, D.C. area. After six years of teaching, singing, and conducting in Vienna, Austria, she moved to Seattle, where she began specializing in early music. Cindy received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Washington, during which time she performed as soloist with the Seattle Chamber Singers, Broadway Symphony, Vancouver Early Music Festival, and the Early Music Society of the Islands in Victoria, B.C. Performance opportunities led her to New York City where she sang with Pomerium, the Virgin Consort, Symphony for the United Nations, Ensemble Fortuna based in Boston, and the British ensemble Circa 1500. As a member of the New York Ensemble for Early Music, she toured throughout the U.S. in the medieval liturgical drama Herod and the Innocents and performed the Resurrection Play of Tours at the New York
Cloisters. She taught voice and vocal diction at Northern Arizona University and currently directs the college choir and early music vocal ensemble at Mills College. In addition, she is the music director at St. Albert Priory in Oakland, director of the Contra Costa Chorale, and is founder and director of the Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble, which specializes in music of the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.

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