“This choir’s real
magic is in its delicate balance of serenity
and intensity...a pure transparent tone and solid ensemble.”
The New York Times

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At Carnegie Hall

Amuse performed a cameo
role in Felix Mendelssohn's Paulus with the Oratorio
Society of New York, Kent
Tritle conducting.


Photos: Top: Amuse, Too by Rick Hibberd; Above, right: Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times; Above, left: Richard Ten-Dyke.

Amuse is a member of the
New York Choral Consortium


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Upcoming Program

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014
at 7:30pm

Eglise de Notre Dame
114th and Morningside Dr.
Suggested Donation: $15

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014
at 7:30pm
St. Ignatius of Antioch
West 87th Street between West End and Broadway
Tickets: $22 at the door

A Feast for
Our Lady

Motets and chants in celebration of Mary

Reneé Anne Louprette, conductor

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Tickets available at the door beginning one-half hour prior to the start of the program


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About Amuse

Amuse is a small ensemble of highly-skilled women, founded in the fall of 2002 by Lee Ryder. As a small ensemble, Amuse offers singers an opportunity to work in a setting where every voice matters. It's a challenge with enormous rewards.
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Renée Anne Louprette, Music Director

Hailed by the New York Times as “splendid,” “nimble and dynamic,” Renée Anne Louprette holds a unique place in the concert, sacred music and academic communities of greater New York City and beyond. Recently appointed Organist and Director of Music of the French parish of L’Église de Notre Dame on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, she presides over the church’s 1924 Casavant organ and directs a choral program of singers recruited from the Columbia University community. More >

How We Work

Unlike other groups, we do not rehearse once a week. Rather, we have a reading 4-6 weeks prior to our first rehearsal. In the weeks follow, we work individually to learn the music, then come to the first rehearsal prepared to sing. Our goal is to make music together as an ensemble and work toward a performance rather than spend our time learning notes. We are coached for 3-4 rehearsals, work together on our own for a couple of rehearsals and perform without a conductor. More >

Listen to Poet's Singing program

You can listen to MP3 files > as well as watch selected video clips >


We hear singers throughout the year and maintain a roster of singers to draw on when there is an opening. If you are interested in auditioning, please read more about how we work and what is expected of singers accepted into the ensemble. More  >

About our Singers

Some of our singers have sung since childhood; some have degrees in music but have chosen to pursue other career directions. You don't need a solo voice to be part of the ensemble, just strong choral singing experience, solid reading skills and a willingness to work hard on the music. More  >

Read the Reviews

From the September 2007 performance of early music and the recent June 2010 performance of the Villa-Lobos Missa São Sebastão. More  >