Il Musicista Itinerante tour in Groningen 25-27 November 2022In the dark month before christmas early music ensemble The Counterpoints will travel to Groningen for 3 special concerts in Old Groningen Churches. Come and listen to the most beautiful chamber music by Corelli, Händel, Purcell and other little known composers such as Oswald and Geminiani! Please check our agenda to see when we play where, tickets are for sale here.
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Not just a compositional technique
Counterpoint is the interaction between different melodies, closely related to making music together and communication through musical voices. Another beautiful interpretation of the word is "something that is different from something else, usually in a pleasing way."
The Counterpoints is an early music ensemble based in The Netherlands. From the moment The Counterpoints began playing together, there was an inspiring dynamic within the group. The members shared an excitement for discovering together all of the colors and emotions embedded in baroque music, and exploring the interactions of the voices in the music. J.S. Bach, an important composer for The Counterpoints, was widely admired as the master of counterpoint.
Hailing from different countries but brought together by their studies of Historical Performance in The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, The Counterpoints also believes in the importance of performing on original instruments or good copies, to bring both performer and audience closer to the soundscape of the Baroque and breathe even more life into the incredible music of the 17th and 18th centuries.
First upcoming event
Bezongen Tegeltjeswijsheid with Kristen Witmer - Groningen
Together with soprano Kristen Witmer The Counterpoints present a brand new programme with chamber cantatas and chamber music in the Dutch province of Groningen. Details will follow soon.