Tenso Days Mechelen | Friday 16 - Sunday 18 May
Since 2005, Tenso members, together with local partners, organize the Tenso Days, a travelling festival to present contemporary choral music performed by the best of Europe's chamber choirs. The concerts are set off by seminars, workshops and other activities. This month, Tenso Days will be organized in the framework of the Festival van Vlaanderen / Mechelen hoort stemmen.
The Latvijas Radio Koris will perform a new work of the winner of last year's Tenso Young Composers Workshop, Eugene Birman, together with works of Vasks, Esenvalds and others.
DR Vokalensemblet will bring a programme with Danish and Swedish composers such as Rasmussen and Norgard.
RIAS Kammerchor will perform a new work by Dutch composer Rob Zuidam, with music of Henze and Monteverdi.
Joris Blanckaert has written Grotesques, a new work for the combination of the three choirs that will be performed in Mechelen's impressive cathedral.
Have a look at the programme and order tickets now!
workshops and seminars
At the workshops, you can join discussions about a well balanced program for a contemporary choir concert, composing for choral music, sing along with the Latvijas Radio Koris or witness the six selected young composers at work (see below) during the Tenso Young Composers Workshop, with the DR Vokalensemblet under direction of James Wood.
For the full programme and registration, have a look here. We hope to see you in Mechelen!
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