Contemporary music for chamber choir and strings by Ad Wammes, Carlos Michans, William Knight, Merijn Bisschops, Eriks Ešenvalds, and Peteris Vasks. Hollands Vocaal Ensemble and Prisma Trio, conducted by Fokko Oldenhuis.
For a third time the Hollands Vocaal Ensemble and the Prisma Strijktrio, this time expanded and with harp, collaborate in a programme of exciting contemporary music for choir and string ensemble: ‘met Haren en Snaren’, or ‘with hairs and harps’. Especially for this programme William Knight composed his ‘Nonsense Songs’ for this combination. Also ‘Six Épigrammes’ by Carlos Micháns (rarely performed because of the somewhat different lyrics), and ‘A riveder le Stelle’ by Ad Wammes fit perfectly. Additionally we perform beautiful pieces by the Latvian composers Peteris Vasks and Eriks Ešenvalds, and parts from ‘Textures’, an audiovisual work by Merijn Bisschops. All resound wonderfully in the Waalse Kerk.