Trajecti Voces (Utrecht, 1989) is an active, semi-professional vocal ensemble, which performs both early and contemporary music. The core of the ensemble consists of 16 trained singers. They guarantee a consistent high vocal and musical quality and the distinctive Trajecti sound. Members and conductor strive to put annually three unusual projects together. The ensemble created in 1998 a theatrical performance (sung from memory!) of Bach's St John Passion, which Dirkjan Horringa conducted AND directed. In 2005 an unorthodox performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion was given in the Utrecht pop-palace 'Tivoli'. In 2008, the choir performed a theatrical show around the theme of alchemy at the time of the Habsburg Emperor Rudolf II. In 2015 a performance was created around Mozart's membership of the Viennese Freemasons. A hypothetical lodge meeting to commemorate brother Mozart while performing his Masonic music was staged. The performance included his Ave Verum, his Masonic mourning music, parts of the Magic Flute and culminated in his Requiem.
Trajecti Voces rehearses on Tuesday evenings, mostly at the Pieterskerk, Pieterskerkhof 5, Utrecht.
Cappella ad Fluvium
Cappella ad Fluvium is a project choir, which is momentarily developing strongly. The choir draws participants from the surrounding area of Arnhem, Wageningen, Zutphen and Nijmegen. Cappella is working under the leadership of Dirkjan Horringa with advanced amateur singers and professional instrumentalists. Cappella ad Fluvium specializes in works from Renaissance and Baroque and performs both spiritual and secular music. The choir is always looking for exceptional works from that period. The rehearsals take place on Sunday evenings from 19:40 to 22:10. Rehearsal venue is the well-sounding and easily accessible Vrijzinnige Kerk in Velp.
The Amer Consort seeks the challenge in exciting classic choral music from very different periods, from medieval songs to contemporary works, both a cappella and with instrumental accompaniment of mostly young soloists musicians. Each program has a specific theme or musical cohesion, with classic works from different eras. Lesser known works are also brought to the attention of th eaudience. In 2014 the choir celebrated its 25th anniversary. This was celebrated with various musical activities including a Passion concert, a CD recording and a scratch.
PassieVoorPasen is a project choir consisting of experienced early music singers, which every year in Lent performs a particular passion composition. In 2005, visitors to Tivoli could enjoy Bach's Matthaeus Passion, with video images and subtitles. A recording of the concert can be viewed here. On Palm Sunday in 2006 a St. John's Passion was performed in the Utrecht Augustine Church. Light artist Olaf Donk created with theatre lighting a separate story line. In 2010 the rarely performed Matthaeus Passion by Johann Theile (1646-1724) was on the program. This passion is the first passion composition in the history of music with arias. In 2011 PassieVoorPasen performed the Matthaeus Passion of the German-Baltic composer Johann Valentin Meder (1649-1719).