Utrechts Vocaal Ensemble specializes mostly in music written after 1946, the year in which the choir was founded. Today it will perform Tchaikovsky's Cherubic Hymn no. 3, Angelis suis Deus by Lithuanian composer Vytautas Miškinis and the spirituals Put on the armour of the Lord and Nobody knows. Together Photonen and UVE will perform the imposing Agnus dei by Samuel Barber.
Kammerchor Manila from the Filipines, conductor Anthony G. Villanueva, originated as a church choir and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The choir is now on its 4the tour in Europe, visiting seven countries.