“When you think you have everything beautiful that can be done by the human voice…a new group adds another dimension” ( Irish Examiner)
“It don`t seem to matter what musical material White Raven reached out to or whether it was accompanied or not. Everything they touched seemed to turn to purest gold” Michael Dervan, Irish Times
White Raven , a cappella vocal trio, sings arrangements of Irish traditional, Scottish, and medieval song . Hailed as “voices of purest gold” by the Irish Times critics, White Raven has perfected the art of ensemble singing with their unique timbre and exquisite blend of voices.
Founding director, Irish soprano and harpist, Kathleen Dineen, founded White Raven in 2001 fulfilling her longtime dream of merging her two musical passions, Irish traditional and medieval song. She has transformed her traditional native repertoire into the exquisite harmonies of a typical 15th century chanson style without compromising the purity of the original songs. The result has been a tremendous success with the group receiving the highest critical acclaim.
White Raven is based in Basel, Switzerland where Kathleen teaches medieval voice at the renowned Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
She is joined by American tenor, Robert Getchell and French baritone, Mathias Spoerry, all three singers being accomplished in the field of Early Music. The three voices compliment each other perfectly in what the Birmingham Post describes as ” a beautiful understated finesse and masterclass in ensemble and balance”.
White Raven performs widely in Europe at such prestigious festivals as Stimmen, Rheingau, Schleswig Holstein, Rheinvokal, Klangvokal, Boswiler Sommer, Kilkenny Arts, Cork International Choral festival and Early Music festivals such as Birmingham, Montalbâne, Le Thoronet, Galway and East Cork.
They have also featured on many radio broadcasts for WDR, DRS 2 and RTE Lyric fm to name but a few.
White Raven has recorded four CDs on their independent label “Blasket Music”
Mathias Spoerry, Kathleen Dineen, Robert Getchell