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Concert Capella Groningen

War and Peace

Saturday 5 March Capella Groningen present a programme based on the theme of ‘War and Peace’, with music by the 16th century’s most popular composers.

Central to the programme is the mass for five voices L’Homme Armé by Cristóbal de Morales, in which he makes use of a melody that goes back to the 15th century, L’Homme Armé (the armed man), a melody that has inspired many composers to create masterpieces.

Gregorian Chant

As an alternative some appropriate Gregorian chants will be performed as well as two songs by Morales’ contemporaries: Dezilde al caballero by Nicolas Gombert and Crainte et espoir by Thomas Crecquillon. An added bonus is De Morales’ impressive Jubilate Deo omnes terra, which was composed to mark the Truce of Nice (1538).

Capella Groningen

Capella Groningen was founded in 1989 and strives to interpret Renaissance and Baroque music according to the latest insights into historically informed music performance. The choir sings a capella or is accompanied by professional instrumentalists and vocalists.


For a number of years after its inception Cappela Groningen was conducted by André Cats. From 1995 to 2007 the choir was conducted by Adrian Rodrigues van der Spoel, whose zeal and skill led it to great achievements. Capella Groningen is one of the foremost amateur ensembles in the field of early music in the Northern Netherlands. Under the direction of Rodriques van der Spoel early Spanish and Latin-American music became a leitmotif in the choir’s repertoire. In 2008 Enrique Lopèz-Cortón was appointed Capella Groningen’s permanent conductor. Under his leadership the choir will continue to follow in its chosen musical tradition.

Admission: € 12 | reserved tickets € 10 | children/CJP/students up to 25 (student card) € 5

Ticket reservations: 050-3095698 or reserveringen@capellagroningen.nl 


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