— The Times (UK)
With 80 years of exploring the wondrous possibilities of choral music, the Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor) is among the best in the world. Founded to perform Bach cantatas, the choir has built its reputation on its innovative approach to the canon, commissioning new works and embracing adventurous collaborations. Performing for the very first time in New Zealand, the Netherlands Chamber Choir demonstrates the sublime heights of the collective voice with two very different programmes.
Programme 1: Bach, Brahms, Poulenc and Martin
Traverse the centuries from Bach and Brahms to Poulenc and Martin and experience the Netherlands Chamber Choir’s “fearless” (The Times) skill in conveying the poignancy and beauty of choral music, led by chief conductor Peter Dijkstra, one of the world’s most sought-after choral conductors.
J. Brahms – Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen?
J. Brahms – Drei Gesänge für sechsstimmigen Chor
J.S. Bach – Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (BWV 225)
F.J.M. Poulenc – Un soir de neige
F. Martin – Mass for double choir