Founded in 2012, the professional chamber choir The Thirteen has quickly garnered a reputation of exceptionalism. The Thirteen is an ensemble of 13 professional musicians based in the New York City area, specializing in the masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque, especially the early and middle Tudor periods. The Thirteen performs regularly throughout the northern mid-Atlantic and tours throughout the United States.
A full 2013-2014 season was filled with 16 concerts in seven states and two residencies at universities. Additionally, The Thirteen released two CD’s: Christmas with The Thirteen and …to St. Cecilia - featuring Thomas Tallis’ Gaude gloriosa Dei mater, Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, and Palestrina’s Missa Cantantibus organis Caecilia.
Committed to educating the next generation of musicians, The Thirteen frequently coaches students at the High School and University levels, and has presented at conferences such as the conference of the New Jersey Music Educators Association.
The Thirteen is committed to historically informed performance and is known for programming works infrequently performed by American Choirs, and for their World and North American premieres, of music new and old.