Boudewijn Tarenskeen - Psalm 151

In the new work Psalm 151 by Boudewijn Tarenskeen seven Cappella Amsterdam singers together with accordion duo TOEAC render eight very different interpretations of psalms. Poets, novelists and essayists including believers, apostates and converts wrote eight very personal song texts, varying from a wordless haiku to a weighty pamphlet. These texts by Freek de Jonge, Judith Herzberg and Ramsey Nasr among others, have been the starting point for Tarenskeen’s composition.

To Tarenskeen, it almost seemed impertinent: asking writers for an ‘appendix to David’s oeuvre’. The 150 psalms of the Bible, often attributed to king David, sing about human suffering and desire. They originate from the Old Testament, exclusively address themselves to God, and have been performed in churches for as long as 25 centuries. Even so, the writers agreed, between hunger and fear.

Programme

Boudewijn Tarenskeen (1952) Psalm 151 (2018, world premiere)

Performers:

Cappella Amsterdam

TOEAC: Renée Bekkers, Pieternel Berkers accordion (in Den Bosch and Amsterdam)

Gerrie Meijers organ (in Utrecht and Den Haag)

Texts by Freek de Jonge, Judith Herzberg, Maria Barnas, Willem Jan Otten, Mustafa Stitou, Ramsey Nasr, Marjolijn van Heemstra and Hafid Bouazza

Concert

Tickets

10

Nov

14.00 h

Psalm 151

11

Nov

10.30 h

Psalm 151

TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

Utrecht

25

Nov

15.00 h

Psalm 151

Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag

Den Haag

30

Nov

20.15 uur

Psalm 151

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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