The Utrecht Vocal Ensemble counts about 30 singers and brings vocal music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. We prefer music from early and very recent times, but nevertheless we also gladly brought a romantic program like Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, or a classic like Händels Messiah.
We present two programs each year, mostly linked to a theme. See Wat deden we (What did we do) for a brief history. There’s a lot of images and programs, so you could trace our musical history without knowing Dutch.
Our conductor Jeroen Spitteler has been educated as a singer as well as a conductor, and since his start with UVE in 2012 has accompanied us in our strive to improve our technique and sound.
In 2018 we gave two concerts during Europa Cantat, in Tallinn. Main focus in 2019 was the All-Night Vigil of Sergei Rachmaninoff. In 2020 SARS-CoV-2 (‘corona’) blocked our plans. Nevertheless we were able to give a concert on 1-11, with a livestream.
In 2021, The Utrecht Vocal Ensemble will exist 75 years. Will we be able to celebrate this? We hope so and certainly are striving to give our celebration concerts. Try to read Komende concerten.
Contact? Send a message to info[at]utrechtsvocaalensemble.nl and we’ll reply as soon as possible.