Upcoming Concerts

Vermilion in Elk River

June 23, 2024

Kaleidoscope Quartet laughing boisterously on stage at Elk River Lutheran Church, with the word Vermilion overlayed on the image.

The kaleidoscope turns to vermilion. Symbolizing passion, power, and love, this color comes to life through a bold set of songs at Elk River Lutheran Church. We explore many shades of love, with music from Imogen Heap, k-os, Francis Poulenc, Avi Kaplan, and others. Hear what a color can sound like.

Tickets here

3:00pm on June 23, 2024
Elk River Lutheran Church
729 Main St NW
Elk River, MN 55330

Vermilion in Willmar

October 6, 2024

KQ heads west to sing Vermilion at the Barn Theatre.

Tickets coming soon

3:00pm on Oct 6, 2024
The Barn Theatre
321 4th St SW
Willmar, MN 56201

About Us

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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.

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Our Story

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.

Kaleidoscope Quartet in performance at Cheryl memorial service

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.

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Watch and Listen

We sing music that demands a wide range and many colors:

Tskhenosnuri (Horserider’s Song)

Recorded live April 27, 2024.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Recorded April 10, 2023.

KQ Chord Clips

Our KQ Chord Clips are short but sweet snippets from our rehearsals, showing some behind-the-scenes moments.

Hear the kaleidoscope!

Bohemian Rhapsody

Recorded November 6, 2021 at Cheryl’s Memorial, our first public concert.

Contact & Booking

Want to book us for your next event? We sing anywhere within driving distance of the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Kaleidoscope Quartet sitting in a circle facing each other with their music in front of them, laughing

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