News from Tenso 

News from Tenso Network Europe 

July 2015

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The third edition of the Tenso Europe Chamber Choir summer school has kicked off in the Netherlands, leading up to three concerts in Lochem (NL), Europa Cantat in Pécs (HU), and Paris (FR). What's more, we're looking ahead to Europa Cantat, where Tenso will be prominently represented. And we're looking back at Tenso Days 2015 in Mechelen.

Tenso Europe Chamber Choir 2015


After two editions in Latvia, this year's Tenso Europe Chamber Choir (TECC) summer school is currently under way in the Netherlands (17-28 July), followed by a short European concert tour from 28 July until 2 August that will take the choir to Pécs (Hungary, at Europa Cantat), Lochem (NL) and Paris (FR). Read more ....



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Tenso Europe Chamber Choir 2014 in Sigulda (LV)

24 singers from 15 countries will work with conductor Kaspars Putniņs (Latvijas Radio Koris and Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor), vocal coach Geert Berghs (Conservatory of Amsterdam) and theatre coach Marc Pantus.

Get to know the choir !


Programme and schedule


The programme Car nos vignes sont en fleur - with works of De Victoria, Pärt, Mahler, Glass, Harvey and De Leeuw - will be performed in the following places:


28 July - Akoesticum, Ede (NL) try-out

30 July - Europa Cantat Festival, Pécs (HU)

31 July - Grote Kerk, Lochem (NL)

2 August - Église St. Eustache, Paris (FR)


We are looking forward to seeing you at one of the concerts ! More information.


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Meet Tenso at Europa Cantat 2015 in Pécs | 27-30 July


Tenso is involved in several activities at the 19th edition of Europa Cantat, an international singing festival for amateur singers, this year taking place in Pécs, Hungary. 


Tenso member Nederlands Kamerkoor has been invited as special guest, giving several concerts and workshops. Tenso Europe Chamber Choir under the baton of Kaspars Putniņs will present an open rehearsal session, as well as a concert. And conductor in residence Daniel Reuss will work with two young conductors in a follow-up session of 2015 Tenso Masterclass for Conductors.


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Tenso Days 2015 Mechelen - looking and listening back


The 2015 edition of Tenso Days Mechelen turned out to be a true demonstration of the many aspects of contemporary choral music: from new works coming into being at the Tenso Young Composers Workshop, to the performance of works from around the European continent by top-notch chamber choirs.


We collected photos, recordings and a short film to give you an impression of this year's edition.




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Musica Divina - 17 September until 3 October

Festival van Vlaanderen-Mechelen - organiser of the Tenso Days in Mechelen - also organises the annual 'Musica Divina', a festival revolving around religious music, including contemporary works such as Arvo Pärt's Kanon Pokajanen. A selection of this monumental work will be performed by Cappella Amsterdam under Daniel Reuss on 20 September at the Tongerlo Abbey. 


The festival will take place throughout the Province of Antwerp (BE).


Read more on the Festival home page.






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The activities of Tenso Network Europe are supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union. 


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