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October 17, 2003

Denver Post

After 17 years, 17 recordings and 1,000 performances at international festivals and in cities across North America, Anonymous 4 has decided to call it quits.

"There were some immediate events that made the timing of the decision specific to this coming summer," said founding member Marsha Genensky from her New York home, "but the general decision was partly based on the fact that we've been doing this for 17 glorious years and we've basically only known each other for these 17 years. The Anonymous 4's decision to disband came in part as a reaction to personal issues, such as Genensky's husband getting a promotion that will require the couple to move. At the same time, the group is simply getting older, and years on the road have more of an impact on singers than it does instrumentalists.

"The travel demands," she said, "and the various commitments are equally heavy in either case, but the demands on one's own body for vocal music really do take a toll. We don't have to carry those heavy cellos and things, but we have to carry our own instrument on our body and it's a lot to take care of." More

Posted by acapnews at October 17, 2003 12:56 AM


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