The Countertop Quartet
The Countertop Quartet was formed in the summer of 2004 when four friends, all professional singers living in Washington DC at the time, realized that their combination of voices – two countertenors, a female alto/mezzo-soprano, and a female soprano – was one with a very unique sound. They began to explore the repertoire of music for upper voices and delighted concert audiences with their uncommon blend and unusual voicings. Being that there are only upper voices in this quartet, the name fits almost perfectly. There are two countertenors, a mezzo and a soprano in the quartet. The "Counter" refers to the two countertenors, and the "top" refers to the two top parts, a.