Quartette (band)

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Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Country/Folk
Years active 1993–present
Labels Denon
Website quartette.com
Members Cindy Church
Caitlin Hanford
Gwen Swick
Sylvia Tyson
Past members Colleen Peterson

Quartette is a Canadian country-folk group featuring Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick and Sylvia Tyson. Each of the four members also records as a solo artist in addition to their work as a group.


The group was originally formed in 1993 by Tyson, Church, Hanford and Colleen Peterson. Following Peterson's death of cancer in 1996, Swick — a friend and collaborator of Peterson's who was Peterson's own choice to replace her — joined the band.

All four current members are accomplished solo performers, but their collaboration on Quartette's four CDs (as of April 2006) has met with an enthusiastic reception from fans and the media, and since 1993 they have performed on Adrienne Clarkson Presents, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, among others, and their recordings have been reviewed favourably by The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Billboard.

In 1994 Quartette won the Canadian Country Music Association's award for best vocal collaboration, and in 1995 and 1996 they were nominated at the Juno Awards in the category of best country group.



Year Title CAN Country
1993 Quartette
1995 Work of the Heart 19
1996 It's Christmas
1998 In the Beauty of the Day
2002 I See a Star
2007 Down at the Fair
2013 Rocks and Roses
20 Years of Quartette


Year Title CAN Country Album
1994 "Red Hot Blues" 9 Quartette
1995 "No Place Like Home" 81 Work of the Heart
1999 "I Don't Want to Cry" 53 In the Beauty of the Day

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