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Opening Concert

Performers

Cappella Amsterdam
Nationaal Gemengd Jeugdkoor
Residentie Orkest

Conductor

Daniel Reuss
Gabriella Teychenné
Wilma ten Wolde (NGJK)

Soloist

Nikki Treurniet, sopraan
Ingeborg Bröcheler, alt
Steven van der Linden, tenor
José Coca Loza, bas

Program

Cappella Amsterdam:
Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594) – Motetten
- Ecce nunc benedicite Dominum
- Ad Dominum cum tribularer clamavi
- Media vita in morte sumus
- Audi tellus
- Deficiat in dolore vita mea
- Cum essem parvulus

Nationaal Gemengd Jeugdkoor & Residentie Orkest:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) – RequiemKV 626

Explanation

Old works, new touch

The International Choral Biennale kicks of the anniversary with this fusion of old and new. Three prominent ensembles perform a programme spanning not only centuries, but also generations between them. The Hague Philharmonic, one of the country’s oldest orchestras, accompanies Mozart’s timeless Requiem, but conducted by Gabriella Teychenné, a brilliant new arrival on the European orchestral scene, and with the youngest (and we think, the best) mixed youth choir in the Netherlands, the National Youth Choir.

This festival opens with the inimitable sound of the Netherlands’ treasured Cappella Amsterdam, led by founding conductor Daniel Reuss. He conducts works by Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594), a composer whose work he loves and in which his experienced singers excel (some of these pieces were performed during the very first Choir Biennale in 2001).  Enjoy the many contrasts: the effortless expertise of Cappella Amsterdam, the young sound of the Youth Choir (“a unique breeding ground for talented young singers”) getting its first stab at the Mozart, and a quartet of young, upcoming soloists.

Gabriella Teychenné: “What makes this collaboration so special is that the orchestra has performed this work very often, whereas it is completely new to the singers. This gives the performance a fresh approach. I am very much looking forward to it and aim to get the best out of every single note.”

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