8.00 NZ FESTIVAL: Netherlands Chamber Choir

For 80 years, the Netherlands Chamber Choir has ranked amongst the best choirs in the world. The choir's two performances at the 2020 New Zealand Festival in Wellington were a musical highlight of the festival. Netherlands-born Peter Dijkstra is one of today’s most sought-after choral conductors. He studied choral conducting, orchestral conducting and voice at the conservatories of The Hague, Cologne and Stockholm. In 2003 he won first prize at the Eric Ericson Competition in Stockholm, which launched his international career.

Netherlands Chamber Choir

Netherlands Chamber Choir Photo: Screengrab SOUNZ

Programme:

BRAHMS: Warum ist das Licht gegeben? Op 74/1;

BRAHMS: Three Songs Op 42;

BACH: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV225;

POULENC: Un soir neige;

MARTIN: Mass for Double Choir;

TOMOANA arr Hamilton: Pokarekare ana

Netherlands Chamber Choir conducted by Peter Dijkstra

Recorded in Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert