Kaleidoscope Quartet presents four-part vocal music with fun, range, and soul. Based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, the quartet’s four members Taylor Quinn (baritone), Dana Skoglund (bass 2), Jack Vishneski (tenor 1), and Ian Cook (tenor 2) bring far-reaching specialties, skills, and vocal timbres to create a kaleidoscope of sound. All four members have their own musical and extramusical careers, but are brought together by a passion for vocal chamber music.
It started with Cheryl. Confined at home with complications from a heart transplant, Cheryl loved the sounds of a male quartet but couldn’t attend concerts. Her husband, Dana Skoglund, decided to bring the sounds to her. He gathered Jack Vishneski, Taylor Quinn, and other singers to do regular in-home performances of some of Cheryl’s favorites, adding progressively harder pieces over time.
Cheryl passed away in November 2020. One of her parting wishes was to have a grand concert at her memorial service. Grief and the Covid-19 pandemic meant the service took a year to develop, during which Ian Cook joined the Kaleidsocope Quartet, and on November 6th, 2021, the group performed some of Cheryl’s favorites for a few hundred people at the service. The beauty and heart of that moment made it clear—these guys needed to keep singing together and discover all the potential colors of their joined voices.