Het monumentale dubbelkoor waarmee Bachs Matthäuspassion opent, stond in de vertolking van Vocaal Ensemble Cantatrix als een huis. Aanzwellende secties doorkruisten subtiel het klankbeeld, maar er was ook rust en gelatenheid.”
Cantatrix, a musical success story
In the course of twenty years, Cantatrix has developed from a club of singing friends into a mature chamber choir, professionally performing in various concert series every year. Although under the leadership of conductor Hans Leenders their sound has matured, it has basically remained unchanged. The secret of the choir: high individual singing abilities combined with the unity and the chemistry in the group.
The results speak for themselves: international tours have taken Cantatrix to concert venues in many countries and have brought growing recognition. England, Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Belarus, Finland, and all kinds of prizes at prestigious competitions and festivals. On a number of occasions the choir has even shared the programme with the famous King’s Singers.
With the new cd ‘Hear my prayer’ Cantatrix again presents itself as a vocal ensemble on its way to the top.
|2005||1st award, section: 20st century "Concorso Polifonico Guido d'Arezzo" Arezzo (Italy)|
|2007||1st award, section: renaissance "Florilège vocal de Tours" Tours (France)|
|2009||Three 1st awards (all elements) "Concorso Corale Seghizzi" in Gorizia (Italy)|
|2010||Concert tours in France with the program "Trésors" performed in Paris and Chartres among others in the Notre Dame both in Paris and Chartres|
|2012||Participation in the festival "Party nights in January" Brest (Belarus) with the program "Vocal Express" and concerts in Berlin (Gedächtniskirche) and Warsaw (Praha Cathedral)|
|2012||Participation in the Vaasa choir festival in Vaasa (Finland) with the program "Suomi" together with the King's Singers. In june 2012 both ensembles have performed this program in the Netherlands.|
|2013||Participation in the competition "Concorso Polifonico Guido d'Arezzo (2 awards) and concerts in Emmendingen, Sirmione and Milan|
|2014||Concert tour in Turin, Quincinetto and Viu with the program "Love & Worship"|