Joost Kleppe Passávamos
Orlando di Lasso Osculetur me
Orlando di Lasso Veni in hortum meum
Orlando di Lasso Surge propera amica mea
Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur Le cantique des cantiques

Nederlands Kamerkoor
Peter Dijkstra chief conductor

With Song of Songs we can witness the Nederlands Kamerkoor doing one of the things it does best: performing notoriously difficult music in a small solo line-up. The main feature of the programme is Daniel-Lesur’s highly acclaimed contemporary choral work Le cantique des Cantiques. A great experience for fans of French choral music – under the direction of chief conductor Peter Dijkstra the choir consists of twelve soloists, which ensures an unprecedentedly transparent listening experience.

The works in the programme are all based on Solomon’s Song of Songs, one of the most sensual texts to be found in the Bible. Solomon’s song hovers between the earthly and the heavenly, singing not only about the passion of two lovers, but also the love between the believer and God. The Nederlands Kamerkoor juxtaposes the poignant musical setting of Daniel-Lesur’s Song of Songs in beautiful contrast with Renaissance master Orlando di Lasso’s polyphonic interplay of lines.

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