Spiegel im Spiegel
with the Nederlands Kamerkoor

Together with the Nederlands Kamerkoor we explore the boundaries of time, sound and space in and with the works of Baltic and British composers. The entire concert hall becomes our stage.

Following their successful tour of South America and the Netherlands, performing Faure’s Requiem without conductor in sold-out halls, the Nederlands Kamerkoor and Amsterdam Sinfonietta will once again join forces. This time they explore the boundaries of time, sound and space in an evocative programme that fires the imagination. They will play and sing in diverse combinations from every corner of the available space; the entire concert hall is transformed into a stage. Encounter the spirituality of Arvo Pärt’s meditative Spiegel im Spiegel and immerse yourselves in the Renaissance sounds of Vaughan Williams and Tallis. Works by Veljo Tormis and his mentor Lepo Sumera display a totally different spiritual essence. Shamanistic primal cries resound in Tormis’s epic choir work Curse upon Iron, while Vasks’s Plainscapes evokes the vast expanses of the Baltic plains. This programme blurs the boundaries between a concert and a church mass.

For more than 80 years, the Nederlands Kamerkoor has been at the top of the international music scene. From its very inception, the choir has been known for its adventurous and innovative course: commisioning works from well-known composers as well as young and talented ones, developing new artistic forms, and experimenting with new collaborations. The Nederlands Kamerkoor has received great critical acclaim both from the Netherlands and abroad, wrote the Volkskrant in 2016: “The Nederlands Kamerkoor turns out to be for choral music what the Concertgebouworkest is for orchestral music: a leading, first-class ensemble.” In December of 2017, the Nederlands Kamerkoor received De Ovatie, the prestigious classical music prize of the VSCD (Association of Dutch Theatre and Concert Hall organizations).

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