Music from KVNM editions at five occasions during the Festival Week

19-24 November 2018
Announcement of the first KVNM concert on 15 April 1878. Source: Amsterdam City Archive nr. 611: Maatschappij tot Bevordering der Toonkunst, 657

A variety of Dutch music from KVNM editions will come alive at five different programs and ensembles. Because our aim is to encourage broadly based participation in our festivities, we have engaged both amateur and professional student ensembles. In addition, by reconstructing the first ‘propaganda concert’ with KVNM editions, musicologists and students together bridge the gap between ‘scholarship’ and music, harking back to the first years of the Society.


Project Choir at the Jubilee Get-Together

19 November – Utrecht, Academiegebouw

A project choir with KVNM members, musicologists and student musicologists led by conductor and musicologist Dirkjan Horringa, will reconstruct parts of the very first concert with works from the KVNM publisher’s list. That concert was given on 15 April 1878 and was conducted by Daniël de Lange. The program included Psalms 65 and 134 by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, which today will again be performed, using the editions available at that time.


Choral concerts Utrechts Kamerkoor and VENUS
Utrechts Kamerkoor, photo: Jeroen Clausman

20 November, 8:15 pm – Utrecht, Nicolaï Church

Tickets online €12/€8 (CJP, stud.,U-pas) (at the church €15/€10)

The Utrecht Kamerkoor, conducted by Wolfgang Lange, will present a sample of  Dutch religious choral music. The works by Josquin Desprez and Sweelinck are performed from the KVNM-editions; the first part of the Missa Cathedralis by Herman Strategier is part of the ‘Stijlproeven van Nederlandse Muziek’ (Style samples of Dutch Music) published by the KVNM.

with Laurens de Man – organ


J.P Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Psalm 2, Pourquois font bruis et s’assemblent les gens

Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921)

Caelestis urbs Jerusalem, Tantum ergo sacramentum

Herman Strategier (1912-1988)

Missa Cathedralis: Kyrie en Gloria

Maria Antifonen

Jaap Geraedts (1924-2003)

Hemelsche Vader

Josquin Desprez (1450-1521)

Missa L’Homme Armé sexti toni: Sanctus en Benedictus


21 November, 8:15 pm – Utrecht, Lutheran Church 

‘Parels in de polder’ (Pearls in the Polder)

Tickets online €15/€10 (CJP, stud.,U-pas) (at the church €17,50/€12,50)

VENUS chamber choir, photo: Sijmen Hendriks

The VENUS chamber choir, conducted by Krista Audere, performs a colorful program of four centuries of Dutch choral music, including the first work published by the KVNM in a scholarly edition in 1869, the Regina Coeli by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.

Both choirs will combine these works from the KVNM publisher’s list with other works by Dutch composers. 


Cornelis Thymenszoon Padbrué (c. 1592-1670)

Madrigalen (texts by Westerbaen and Vondel)

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Regina Coeli (from the first (K)VNM-edition, 1869)

Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921)

Wandrers Nachtlied, Chanson d’Automne

Rudolf Escher (1912-1980)

Ciel, Air et Vents

Daan Manneke (1939)

Psalm 121

Robert Heppener (1925-2009)

Bruchstücke eines alten Textes

Mark van Platen (1955)

Lecture de Cioran


Lunchtime concerts during the KVNM Conference

22  November, 1:30 pm – Utrecht, Paushuize

Annette Middelbeek (piano) will perform the Acht Klavier Stukken (Eight Piano Pieces, 1916) by Leo Michielsen (1872-1944).


23 November, 1:00 pm – Utrecht, Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen

‘Meester en gezel’ (Master and Journeyman)

Members of the Utrecht String Quartet will perform together with students of the Utrecht Conservatory Dutch Music for stringquartet, among others the Strijkkwartet nr. 5 (Stringquartet nr. 5) by Willem Pijper (1894-1944) and the Strijkkwartet opus 44 (Stringquartet opus 44) by Marius Flothuis (1914-2001).


Practical information

Information on ticket sales and detailed programs will be available in due course on this site.