Jan Boeke, oprichter Cappella Amsterdam

Jan Boeke, oprichter Cappella Amsterdam

Cappella Amsterdam in 1987

Cappella Amsterdam in 1987

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Cappella Amsterdam was established by Jan Boeke in 1970 and has, since 1990, been under the artistic leadership of Daniel Reuss. In recent years the choir has occupied a prominent position in the field of Dutch music and has also enjoyed great success in Europe and beyond. Cappella Amsterdam has thus played a vital role in the European Tenso Network of choirs.

Cappella Amsterdam is renowned for it’s homogenous, refined consonance and its extraordinary versatility. The choir excels in both modern repertoires as in music by the old masters and especially embraces the works of Dutch composers.

The choir has special attention for works by Dutch composers, from Sweelinck to Andriessen and Ton de Leeuw. Cappella Amsterdam adamant about bringing Dutch musical heritage towards audiences in The Netherlands and abroad. 

Not only does Cappella enjoys success with her own productions but also through collaborations with other renowned choirs, ensembles and orchestras, such as the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Asko|Schönberg. View our Johannes-Passion concert with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.

Harmonia mundi has released several CDs by Cappella Amsterdam, which have all been received with praise. ‘Lux Aeterna’, for instance, which included works by Görgy Ligeti and Robert Heppener, was crowned with the ‘Diapason d’Or de l’année 2009’. The productions of Sweelinck and Frank Martin’s Golgotha (released by the same label in 2010) also welcomed rave revues.The latter was nominated for a Grammy for best choral performance. Other prizes include the Dutch award 'Edison Klassiek 2013' for choral works by Leoš Janáček, the Choc de l’Année 2014 for Stabat Mater by Francis Poulenc and the Preis der deutchen Schallplattenkritik for Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen? with choral works by Johannes Brahms. 

In October we are expecting a new CD with Arvo Pärts Kanon Pokajanen. 

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