The Kennedy Center

Olga Vocal Ensemble


Founded in 2012 at the Netherlands' Utrecht Conservatory by Dutch, Icelandic, Russian and English men, Olga—their award-winning a cappella quintet—is decidedly female. Apropos, be it Hildegard von Bingen or even Beyoncé, herself, these five guys named Jonathan, Philip, Pétur, Matt and Arjan (and "Ketill," their red, cast iron mascot) celebrate 1,000 years of musical feminism with a flawless technique and inclusive enthusiasm that has enraptured audiences of all ages and every gender.