is the overarching theme of the program that Vocal Ensemble TEN will perform in September 2021.
The focus is on religious devotion, as expressed by Desprez and Okeghem , but also secular devotion, devotion to nature, or to a loved one – convincingly expressed by Evelin Seppar in Near (2012).
It is about more than just worship, devotion also has to do with intense experience, eye for detail, deep interest. A form of spirituality that emerges beautifully in the miniatures of Rilke, set by Hindemith .
The program also includes Gregorian Marian hymns and works by Kreek, Tormis, Poulenc and López Cabello .
TIEN worked intensively on this program for a Burgundian summer week with conductor Lodewijk van der Ree . This was preceded by a thorough rehearsal period under the inspiring leadership of Eduardo López Cabello , who conducts the concert.