The Nederlands Kamerkoor ushers in the new year with a spectacular a cappella programme. The Russian singer and researcher Daniil Sayapin has collected some unique scores from Russian convents and archives. Works in the so-called Strochnoe tradition, which with their astonishing harmonies may sound strange to Western ears. With Sayapin as precentor, the Nederlands Kamerkoor will draw on this magnificent collection of music to reconstruct an 17th-century Requiem. Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Choir is an accessible and moving work that is based on the traditional choral concerto as it was developed for liturgical use in Russia during the 17th century. Obscure Russian sounds from a rich musical past.

This concert forms part of the Nederlands Kamerkoor’s Ovation tour, which was the prize they received in 2017 from the association of Dutch concert hall and theatre managements.

Programme
Anonymous Russian Requiem – Great Panikhada (memorial service in honour of the departed)
Alfred Schnittke Concerto for Choir

Performers
Nederlands Kamerkoor
Peter Dijkstra chief-conductor

Concertagenda

Gerelateerde concerten

alle concerten
  • 17 December t/m 22 December

    Every year, the Nederlands Kamerkoor festively heralds Christmas with Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

    Lees meer
  • 30 January t/m 9 February

    The music of Russian/American composer Lera Auerbach (1973) is packed with fire and eloquence. In 2016 the world premiere of her composition 72 Angels for choir and saxophone quartet was received with great enthusiasm. Goetia is the sequel to this masterpiece and promises to be no less sensational. For this Dutch premiere the Nederlands Kamerkoor joins […]

    Lees meer
  • 16 February t/m 22 February

    Already in the 13th century, composers of French chansons did not mince their words. Even today some of the texts from the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance may cause us to blush. Paul Van Nevel transports us to a world in which the beauty of the music and the temptations of the flesh compete […]

    Lees meer