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

The Utrecht Kamerkoor, conducted by Wolfgang Lange, will sing parts of the Missa in die festo by Alphons Diepenbrock.

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

The VENUS chamber choir, conducted by Krista Audere, will present works by Cornelis Padbrué, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Alphons Diepenbrock.

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

VENUS chamber choir, photo: Sijmen Hendriks


Lunchtime concerts during the KVNM Symposium

22 + 23 November, time and location to be announced

At two lunchtime concerts the Utrecht String Quartet will present music from the little performed KVNM Anthology. For these concerts the Utrecht String Quartet will work together with students from the Utrecht Conservatory as ‘masters and journeymen’.


Practical information

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