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Recorder Ensemble Praetorius celebrates its jubilee! Already for fifty years Praetorius brings a broad repertoire in a surprising and innovative way into the spotlight. To celebrate Praetorius gives two tantalizing anniversary concerts.
With the help of storyteller Gottfrid van Eck and countertenor Gary Boyce we look back on the recorder ensemble tradition that Praetorius has built throughout the years. The program includes compositions characteristic of different stages of the ensemble. Consort repertoire that in the early days of Praetorius (then a double quartet ) was already on the stands is accompanied by music that founder and conductor Piet Kunst explored when he gradually develop his ensemble. Music from Praetorius and Bach but also Bartók will be played.
In short , fifty years Praetorius in a nutshell: a stunning anniversary program !
Saturday november 30: Lutherse Kerk, Hooglandse Kerkgracht Leiden, start time 20:15
Sunday december 1: Engelse kerk, Begijnhof 48 te A'dam, start time 15:15
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Click here for an overview of the concerts of recent years.