Tenso Days 2015 Mechelen

This edition of Tenso Days took place from 15 – 17 May 2015.

Take a look at the highlights.

Tenso Days is an international choir festival aimed at a large and general audience of music lovers – a showcase of the very best of chamber choir performances. In October 2014, Tenso Days took place in Riga, Latvia.

Programme overview

download the programme/time table as pdf


Friday 15 May 20:15 | Saint Rumbold’s Cathedral – Cappella Amsterdam (Daniel Reuss)
Ton de Leeuw – Prière
Daan Manneke – Psalm 121 Je lève mes yeux
Daan Manneke – – Psalm 122 Je suis dans la joie
Ton de Leeuw – Car nos vignes sont en fleur
Ton de Leeuw – Elégie pour les villes détruites
Laurent Durupt – …souffler sur quelques lueurs…  (world premiere)
Ton de Leeuw – A cette heure du jour

Saturday 16 May 20:15 | Saint Rumbold’s Cathedral – Helsingin kamarikuoro (Nils Schweckendiek)
Finland for beginners 
Kalevi Aho – Kolme laulua Mawlana Rumin runoihin
Beat Furrer – Enigma I-IV, VI
Lotta Wennäkoski – Ommel
Einojuhani Rautavaara – Die erste Elegie

Saturday 16 May 22:00 | Cultural Centre Mechelen – Ensemble Musicatreize (Roland Hayrabedian)  
A musical voyage of rediscovery
Philippe Schoeller – Ardor   (poèmes d’Apollinaire)
Guy Reibel – Calliphones
Alexandros Markeas – Dionysos, le vin, le sang

Sunday 17 May 16:15 | Saint’s Rumbold’s Cathedral –
Visioni ed Estasi by Wim Henderickx (world premiere) performed by various choirs amongst which Cappella Amsterdam, Helsingin kamarikuoro and Ensemble Musicatreize.

other activities

Tenso Young Composers Workshop 2015, round #1, with Ensemble Musicatreize, James Wood and Leo Samama
Friday 15 May 2015 15:00 and Sunday 17 May 10:00 | Cultural Centre Mechelen

Tenso Masterclass for Conductors 2015, with Helsingin kamarikuoro, Cappella Amsterdam and conductors Daniel Reuss and Fredrik Malmberg
Saturday 16 May 13:30  and Sunday 17 May 2015 10:00 | Cultural Centre Mechelen

workshop for amateur singers with Roland Hayrabedian and Musicatreize
Saturday 16 May 14:30  | Cultural Centre Mechelen

Unique co-operation

Wim Henderickx - Photo by Miel PietersFor this edition, the renowned Belgian composer Wim Henderickx has been invited to write a new work for many voices: he will set up a unique co-operation between Tenso members Cappella Amsterdam, Musicatreize and Helsingin kamarikuoro, and a number of amateur choirs from Mechelen. Henderickx was delighted to take on this assignment and immediately saw the possibilities of Mechelen’s majestic Saint Rumbold’s Cathedral. (Photo: Miel Peters)

and more…   talks with Wim Henderickx and Alexandros Markeas, and more…

For the latest programme information, reservations and ticketing, please check the Tenso Days Mechelen website.

download the programme/time table as pdf

Mechelen train schedules 

Programme booklet