Cappella Amsterdam + Lodewijk van der Ree

Time and the Bell

This season, Cappella Amsterdam is giving free rein to the young talented conductor dirigent Lodewijk van der Ree (1986).‘My carte blanche is about space and time. Listeners are in a place where they can have an overview of the present, the past and the future. What T.S. Eliot called “the still point of the turning world”.’ The perspective constantly keeps shifting because of the spatial positions of the choir and the electronics.

Robert Heppener in Nachklänge stretches a single moment, Jonathan Harvey, on the contrary, seeks to reduce eternity to human proportions. Robert Schumann’s gaze is upward, offering extensive views, whereas the music of Ockeghem and Josquin is of an introspective nature. Estonian composer Liisa Hirsch provides still different dimensions in a new work in which choir and electronics are joined together.


Cappella Amsterdam

Katharine Dain soprano

Lodewijk van der Ree conductor


Liisa Hirsch new work for choir and electronics

Robert Schumann Vier doppelchörige Gesänge op. 141

Johannes Ockeghem Alma redemptoris mater, Intemerata Dei mater

Josquin des Prez Nymphes des bois

Jonathan Harvey Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco

Sofia Goebaidoelina Time and the bell have buried the day from Hommage à T.S. Eliot

Robert Heppener Nachklänge





20.15 h

Time and the Bell

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam


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