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More than you’d love!

Temptation. It’s everywhere. In the store, on you phone, in the bar. It is a natural part of our lives, but can also spiral out of control.

A drink now and then is not an issue, but where do you draw the line? An infatuation can be innocent and sweet, but can also grow into a dangerous obsession. The sweet poetry of love souring into the bitter taste of resentment.

How do we deal with it? What do we recognise in one another? How do we differ?

Irrevocable will serenade it all. Come and listen and be tempted by works of Purcell, Sandström, Tallis, Whitacre and many more.

Music: we love it. But can we handle it?

Saturday evening June 1st, Lutherse kerk in Delft
Sunday afternoon June 2nd, Lokhorstkerk in Leiden

The online presale of tickets has started! You can buy your tickets here. Tickets include a drink during the break and a concert programme.

Pre-sale: €17,50 (students €12,50)
At the door: €20,- (students €15,-)

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Birds of Song

They chirp and splash and fly and sing: The animal kingdom is full of strange birds. Join Vocal Ensemble Irrevocable on an expedition. In this joyful concert we celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature and explore the winged animals of the city, the forest and the imagination.

On this expedition, the choir will be accompanied on the grand piano by former choir member and virtuoso pianist Chloe Martindale. There will, of course, be a cappella beauty as well! As always, it promises to be a diverse concert featuring music of all eras. You will be able to enjoy works by Eric Whitacre, Josquin des Prez, Clément Janequin, Jonathan Dove and Imco de Gier, among others.

DelftUtrecht
Friday November 17
20:00 h
Lutherse kerk
Noordeinde 4, Delft
Saturday November 18
20:00 h
De Utrechtse Muziekschool (DUMS)
Domplein 4, Utrecht

Doors open at 19:30 h for both concerts.

Tickets:
Regular €17,-
Student €12,-

Tickets are available through our webshop with €2,- discount in the pre-sale. The online pre-sale will close on November 16, 20:00 h. Tickets are also available at the door.

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Still. A Memorial Concert

The online pre-sale is closed. You can of course still buy your ticket at the doors. Please be on time!

364 days a year, the Netherlands is a country in motion. But once a year we stop to gather in silence. Vocal Ensemble Irrevocable invites you to commemorate with us on the 4th of May, with two minutes of silence and with music. Loss, hope and peace come together in various pieces, where we not only commemorate the Dutch victims of war violence, but also all others that lost their lives to violence in times of war or peace, and those that still lose their lives.

The music will start after the national two minutes of silence, and was chosen by our singers and our conductor Wouter Verhage for their beauty and symbolic value. Commemorate with us, with music of, among others, William Byrd, James MacMillan, Tijs Hol and with A Ukrainian Prayer of John Rutter.

The memorial concert will be in the Petruskerk in Leiden (Lammenschansweg 40a, 2313 DM).

Start: 19.55, doors open 19.20.
Regulier €17,-
Student €12,-

Please, really be on time because of the 2 minutes of silence.

Tickets can be purchased in our webshop with €2,- discount. The online pre-sale will close on 19.00 on the 3rd of May. Tickets can also be bought at the doors before the concert

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Lux et Nox

The sunrise heralds the day and ends the darkness. Where the sunset leads us into the night. What does that mean to us, these contrasts between day, night, light and dark? 

Vocal Ensemble Irrevocable presents Lux et Nox, a program in which we explore the contrasts between light and dark. In a unique setting we’ll perform music of Brahms, Whitacre, Diederik van der Laag and others with our conductor Wouter Verhage.

UtrechtLeiden
Friday November 4th
20.00 uur
Stadsklooster
Kanaalstraat 198
Utrecht
Saturday November 5th
20.00 uur
Herengrachtkerk
Herengracht 68-70
Leiden

For both concerts our doors will open at 19.30.

Admission:

Regular €16,-

Student €11,-

Tickets are available now in our webshop with a €2,- pre-sale discount! Pre-sale will be opened until 7 pm the day before the concert. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Steeds verrassend, altijd voorbeeldig

Are you feeling tired or restless? Do you also occasionally feel overwhelmed by modern life? DON’T PANIC: Vocal Ensemble Irrevocable has found the solution!

Joining forces with conductor Wouter Verhage and barbershop quartet ‘Further ado’, we will perform dazzling works of Tallis, Tavener, Lennon and McCartney, amongst many others. Guaranteed to energize you and improve your wellbeing! Available soon in quality establishments near you. Do not miss this!

Leiden: Delft:
Friday 22nd of
October
20.00 h
Lokhorstkerk
Pieterskerkstraat 1
2311 SV Leiden
Saturday 23rd of
October
20.00 h
Lutherse Kerk
Noordeinde 4
2611 KH Delft

At both concerts the doors will open at 19.30h. We will check your Corona pass QR code at the door with help of the CoronaCheck Scanner app. You will need to show a valid ID for this check as well.

Admission:
– regular €14,99
– students €9,99

An extra discount of €2,- is applied at pre-sale* check-out!

Even we are amazed by this extraordinary discount.

*Pre-sale will close 32 hours before the start of the concert.

The pre-sale ticket period has ended. It is still possible to buy tickets at the door.

 

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Geen Woord te Veel

Have you ever thought: ‘Beautiful music, such a shame I don’t understand the lyrics’? That won’t happen to you this concert! Featuring no lyrics, the concert employs universal language everyone can understand.

Come and experience dance, percussion and culture from all over the world (and from the great unknown). Music made with our common instrument: the human voice.

Vocal Ensemble Irrevocable presents, in collaboration with conductor Wouter Verhage: ‘Geen Woord te Veel’ (‘Not one word too many’). We’ll perform pieces and arrangements of, among others, Bach, Piazolla, Jenkins and Meredith Monk. Also includes the special composition ‘Aurora’  by Tijs Hol, one of our own.

When?

Utrecht: Oegstgeest:
Friday 29th of November Saturday 30th of November
Start concert: 8.00 PM Start concert: 2.00 PM

Where?

Utrecht: Oegstgeest:
Lutherse Kerk
Hamburgerstraat 9
3512 NN Utrecht
Pauluskerk
Warmonderweg 2
2341 KV Oegstgeest

Admission: normal €15, students €10

The ticket pre-sale has ended by now. You can still buy tickets at the door (paying by card is possible).

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VICTUS

Vocal Ensemble Irrevocable and the Lotus Octet present: VICTUS, a cultural exchange between two young ensembles from the Netherlands and Barcelona. Inspired by the historical novel by Albert Sánchez Piñol they explore the effects of war, civil conflict and identity. How does conflict shape our society, and how should we, as a new generation, relate to each other in light of that shared history?

For this project we’ve delved into the rich musical tradition of Europe, with Spanish and Dutch choral works from the Renaissance till now. Join us in exploring this beautiful music, and be inspired by new works by young composers Diederik van der Laag and Guillem Ponsí.

When?

Utrecht: Delft:
Saturday 18th of May Sunday 19th of May
Start concert: 8.00 PM Start concert: 1.00 PM

Where?

Utrecht: Delft:
Lutherse Kerk
Hamburgerstraat 9
3512 NN Utrecht
Het Voorhuis
Voorstraat 64
2628 AT Delft

Admission: normal €15, students €10
€2 discount during presale – Reserve your tickets here!

More info about the composers:
Diederik van der Laag: www.diederikvanderlaag.nl
Guillem Ponsí: soundcloud.com/user-454428000

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Ils Dorment

364 days a year, The Netherlands is a country in motion. But once a year we stop to gather in silence. Vocal Ensemble Irrevocable invites you to commemorate with us on May the 4th, in silence and with music.

Irrevocable plays its own part on Remembrance Day. Our programme takes its name from the commissioned ‘Ils Dorment’ by composer Diederik van der Laag. This piece is inspired by diary fragments from the Second World War. With help from conductor Wouter Verhage, the remainder of the programme was selected based on both beauty and symbolic value. This includes works by Sweelinck, Fauré, Ravel and Glass.

When?
Saturday May 4
Doors open: 7:30 pm
Start concert: 7:55 pm

Where?
Herengrachtkerk
Herengracht 68-70
2312 LE Leiden

Admission: normal €15, students €10
€2 discount during presale – Reserve your tickets here!
You can pay by card at the door

More information about the composer: www.diederikvanderlaag.nl

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Passing Time

The clock ticks, as time flies. The seasons come and go. As new things are born, old things perish. Days follow each other, while years pass. What to do with your time, as days get shorter, but work does not lessen?

Celebrate, of course! Embrace the cold, dream of spring and seize the moment!

Vocal Ensemble Irrevocable presents – this time in co-operation with conductor Ruben de Grauw: Passing Time, a concert on the nature of time, the poetry of the seasons and the festivity of shameless passtimes. Enter dreams with works as ‘Time is Endless’ by Vytautas Miškinis and ‘Again (after ecclesiastes)’ by David Lang. Let yourself be swept away in the festivities and passions of Francis Poulenc, Einojuhani Rautavaara and a selection of French, English and Spanish madrigals!

When?
Sunday, the 11th of November
Doors open: 15.00h
Concert start: 15.30h

Where?
Lutherse kerk
Noordeinde 4
2611 LH Delft

Ticket info: regular €12, students €8
Reserve your tickets here!

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The Promised Land

At some point, everybody dreams of a better life. Whether it is to simply leave our daily worries behind, or escape serious oppression. These beautiful dreams are often different. What powered people – in the past as well as present – to dare  to cross deserts, sail across stormy oceans or overcome walls? Do you dare to leave everything behind to chase your dreams? What is the price to be paid to reach your ideal place, and…is it worth it?

Throughout the ages, artist and philosophers have tried to capture their ideal place. In images, words and sounds they touched upon places like: Paradise, Utopia, Nirvana, the  New World…
Some tried to improve their own lands with reforms and revolutions. Others decided to leave their homes behind, as the Irish who went to America. Sometimes it is an introspective journey, trying to find spiritual salvation.

The search for liberation is a universal one. To be free from war, free from hunger, free from suffering or obtain freedom of thought, still drives people onward.  The trip is not always successful, but there’s one thing a Promised Land always offers: Hope. Hope for a better world. Hope for a better life.

Vocal Ensemble Irrevocable and conductor Wouter Verhage will take you on a musical journey towards the Promised Land. Experience music on themes as oppression, liberation and dubiety, the journey and the arrival. The musical program features works from American, British, Latvian and Spanish composers from different eras, as Barber, Bernstein, Whitacre, Tippett, Ešenvalds, and Lobo.

When?
Saturday, 9th of June
Doors open at 7.30PM
Concert starts at 8PM

Where?
Herengrachtkerk, Leiden
Herengracht 68-70
2312 LE Leiden

Tickets: regular €12, students €8

Online tickets can be purchased here. The online ticket sale closes the 8th of June, at 8PM.
Tickets can also be bought at the door.

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