.....a choral force to be reckoned with in New York and New Jersey.”

— American Record Guide

Latest press releases

 Ember Ensemble to Perform the World Premiere of a New Arrangement of Judy Collins’ Song, “Dreamers” in Concert that Celebrates Diversity  February/March20

The Ember Ensemble Continues the Joyous Tradition of its Holiday Concert in Montclair, NJ, November 2019

Ember Emsemble Celebrates 25th Anniversay, October 2019

Chatham Presbyterian Church Welcomes New Music Director, May 2019

Ember Ensemble Celebrates the Wisdom of Aging through Song in Season Finale Concert, May 2019

 Celebrating the Second Half of Life with the Ember Ensemble and NYC Encore Chorale March 2019

Ember Brings its Holiday Concert to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montclair, Dec.2018 

Ember Thriving Through the Years: Wisdom from the Foxhole concert, November 2018

Ember Safe for Democracy Concert, May 2018 
Ember Where Poppies Grow  concert, March 2018 

In the News

 Classical Music Review: A Golden Sunset in 'Simplicity', Montclair Local, May 25, 2019.

Making Concerts, The North Texan, March, 2019

Ember Ensemble Makes Choral Music Come Alive, New Jersey Monthly, March 2019

Classical Music Review: Ember Touches the Heart, Honors Veterans, Montclair Local, Nov. 15, 2018

Life During Peacetime: Ember Ensemble Honors Veterans, Montclair Local, Nov. 8, 2018

Ember's Veterans Day Weekend Concerts Explore Issues of Aging, Vocal Area Network, August 31, 2018

Low-Stress Outlets for the Casual Choral Singer,Chorus America, Aug. 9, 2018 
The Choral Group Ember Examines WWI, Montclair Magazine, May 2018 
Safe For Democracy–Ember Vocal Ensemble Concert, West Village Patch, May 2018 
The Challenges of Finding Great Community Chorus Repertoire, Chorus America, Dec. 30, 2017 
The Edgy Ember Ensemble Tackles Issues of War,  jerseyarts.com, November 8, 2017 
The Kiplings and the ‘War to end all Wars’, Montclair Local,  November 8, 2017 

TV, Radio and Podcast interviews

WWFM Sounds Choral: The 'Great Os"  December 2019

WBGO Dr. Deborah SimpkOs',in King and "An Ember December." December 2019

WWFM Sounds Choral: Considering Matthew Shepard, November 2019

WWFM Sounds Choral: A Conversation with Bill Heigen , May 2019

NJTV State of the Arts segment, "Safe for Democracy", May, 2018. 

TCU Magazine Podcast: Deborah Simpkin King, May 2018

Ember Chat Episode #1 with composer John Muehleisen 
Ember Chat Episode#2 with historian Benjamin Lammers, Ph.D. 
WWFM live interview with David Osenberg 
The Portfolio Composer, Ep. 140, June, 2017; Deborah Simpkin King on Project : Encore™


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In addition to leading a variety of ongoing choral ensembles and teaching privately, Deborah is a master teacher, clinician and frequent guest conductor. Guest conducting: choral festivals, honor choir events, etc. To inquire about bookings, contact:
Kathleen Engles
KEngles Communications & PR