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Consensus Vocalis (Choir)

Founded: mid-1980s,- The Netherlands

Consensus Vocalis was founded as a choir in the mid-1980's, with the aim of performing the large-scale works of J.S. Bach. These performances were given in conjunction with the likes of the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Concerto d'Amsterdam, Musica Amphion, Holland Baroque Society and Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.

The choir has also collaborated with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra in a number of performances and CD recordings, with conductors including Jaap van Zweden, Jan Willem de Vriend, David Porcelijn and Klaas Stok. Consensus Vocalis was involved in the joint ballet production Air Ways in late 2012, with the ballet company Club Guy and Roni and the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.

The choir took part in the Nederlandse Reisopera (NRO) production of Henry Purcellís opera the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra in 2014. This collaboration with NRO continued in the 2014-2015 season in the operas Orpheus and Euridice by Gluck and Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten.

In November 2014, Consensus Vocalis worked with the Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, for the first time.The choir was also involved in the prestigious New Yearís Day concert given by the Netherlands Wind Ensemble in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, on January 1, 2015.

Klaas Stok is the choirís artistic director, while the commercial manager is Francis Faas.

Members of Consensus Vocalis:

Sopranos

Altos

Tenors

Basses

Dolf Drabbels

Source: Liner notes to the 2-CD album "J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion, Mendelssohn version (1841), conducted by Jan Willem de Vriend (Challenge Classics, 2015)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2015)

Klass Stok: Short Biography | Consensus Vocalis | Recordings of Vocal Works

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Jan Willem de Vriend

Choir

BWV 244 - Mendelssohn Version 1841

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Consensus Vocalis (Nederlandse Koor Akademie) [Dutch]

Consensus Vocalis on Facebook


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