Collegium Vocale Gent, © Photo: Michiel Hendryckx
Collegium Vocale Gent & Philippe Herreweghe: Bologna Festival
Thursday, October 26 2017, 20:30
Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi, Bologna - main
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The internationally renowned Baroque ensemble Collegium Vocale Gent brings Monteverdi's magnificent Vespro della Beata Vergine to the Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi.
The Collegium Vocale Gent performs in major venues all over the world and is no stranger to international festivals. They are known for their innovative and fresh approach to the performing practices of the Baroque.
- Monteverdi, Claudio
- Vespro della Beata Vergine
- Program is subject to change
- Collegium Vocale Gent (Choir)
Collegium Vocale Gent was founded in 1970 on the initiative of Philippe Herreweghe.
It was one of the first ensembles to use the then-new ideas about baroque practice in vocal music performances. Musicians such as Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman and Nikolaus Harnoncourt immediately took an interest in the Flemish ensemble’s fresh, new approach, which led to intensive collaboration.
In the mid-1980s the ensemble acquired international fame and was invited to all the major concert halls and music festivals of Europe, Israel, the United States, Russian, South America, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
- Herreweghe, Philippe (Conductor)
- Philippe Herreweghe is a Belgian conductor. He is principally known as a conductor of Johann Sebastian Bach, the German composer who wrote over one thousand works. He is regarded by leading Bach scholars today as a founding father of the baroque authentic practice, original instrument movement and one of record label Harmonia Mundi's most prolific recording artists, with over sixty albums to his name. His early training as a chorister and assistant choirmaster in a Jesuit school was complemented by piano studies at the Ghent Conservatory. At university Herreweghe studied psychiatry and formed a 12-person choir devoted to the revolutionary performing practices of Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman and the Kuijken brothers.
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