Deborah Simpkin King, Artistic Director & Founder

Review Ember’s COVID Rehearsal Protocols
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Ember is back!


Live! Outdoors! In Concert!

Leading the way, beyond virtual! On September 26, Ember will present two live, 45-minute concerts at the Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY. We will employ extremely stringent health and safety protocols, so seating is limited.

Read about our journey back to live performing.

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Ember Announces Its 26th Season

Our commitment to audience members and to singers places safety and health first, engaging directly only in times, places, and ways that protect, and only for reasons of deepening and enlivening the human journey.

As we continue our commitment to eclectic programming with a social purpose, with our marvelous singers of diverse backgrounds, Ember is taking new, proactive, and deliberate steps to prioritize increasing involvement with persons of color.

  • Ember will perform concerts in NYC and NJ in March and May, including a commissioned double premiere of works by Eric Banks and Robert Paterson.
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25th Anniversary Season
Journey Back

To Live Performance

Ember’s Journey Back

Ember has been following closely the issues surrounding singing activity during the COVID crisis. Though we longed for the time when we could make music again, there was to be nothing hasty or ill-considered about our move back into live performance.

We required documented evidence as to what would provided a safe, healthy experience for audience members and singers alike. A significant study released in August at last provided solid information. We are bold to sing because we now possess the knowledge allowing us to do so safely.

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