150 Psalms, an ode to choral music

During one weekend there will be 12 concerts with all 150 psalms by 150 different composers, covering 1000 years of choral music. These will be performed by four world-class choirs: The Tallis Scholars, Det Norske Solistkor, Trinity Wall Street Choir and initiator Nederlands Kamerkoor, who celebrates its 80th anniversary with this project during the Utrecht Early Music Festival.


The Book of Psalms is one of the books of the Old Testament. It comprises 150 songs in total. They are about justice, humanity, compassion, consolation and liberation. Recurrent issues for more than 3,000 years. Now more than ever they provide a mirror for today’s society. Each day there will be a famous international speaker reflecting on one of the major themes from The Book of Psalms in relation to his or her own field.

Pre-order your tickets and become ‘150Psalms friend’

By ordering your tickets now, you make 150 Psalms possible. As a ‘150Psalms-friend’ you will receive a day or weekend ticket, you are the first to be informed about the speakers during 150 Psalms, and you can win a meet & greet with one of these important international speakers. Besides, you will receive ‘behind the scenes’ footage in the run-up to this unqiue project.

150 Psalms at the Utrecht Early Music Festival

1 & 2 september 2017 – Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg

  • Day ticket – 6 concerts and 1 lecture – €115.50*
  • Weekend ticket – 12 concerts and 2 lectures – €184.50*

How to book my tickets?

  1. I would like to order a weekend ticket (€184,50) Click here
  2. I would like to order a day ticket for the 1st of september (€115,50) Click here
  3. I would like to order a day ticket for the 2nd of september (€115,50) Click here

* Sponsors of the Nederlands Kamerkoor and Friends of Early Music get a discount on the tickets: weekend ticket €159,50, day ticket €99,75


150 Psalms is a project of the Nederlands Kamerkoor in cooperation with the Utrecht Early Music Festival

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Partners & Concept 150 Psalms

Idea and concept: Tido Visser
Musicological concept: Leo Samama
Theological research: Gerard Swüste
Funding and advice: Rosita Wouda
Side-programme in cooperation with:
Creative Court (Rabiaâ Benlahbib)
Debate centre ‘De Balie’ (Yoeri Albrecht)
Branding: Total Identity

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