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Oltremontano Antwerpen & Psallentes

Oltremontano Antwerpen & Psallentes

In Excelso Throno. Memling’s Concert of Angels

Oltremontano has drawn inspiration from Hans Memling’s monumental triptych, one of the masterpieces at the KMSKA: Christus met zingende en musicerende engelen. The painting shows a throng of angels singing and making music. The instruments they are playing provide an excellent overview of 15th century instrumentation: a psaltery, fiddle, shawm, trompette de menestrels, natural trumpet, lute, harp and tromba marina. But what did they sound like? Now you can hear the music of Memling’s contemporaries on meticulously built copies of the instruments. The female singers of Psallentes play the role of the singing angels.

Psallentes: Sarah Abrams, Sarah Van Mol,Lisa De Rijcke, Veerle Van Roosbroeck, Elisabeth Colson, Kerlijne Van Nevel, voice | Hendrik Vanden Abeele, portative organ & direction Oltremontano: Ann Van Laethem, fiddle & tromba marina | Philippe Malfeyt, lute | Indre Jurgeleviciute: psaltery | Hannelore Devaere, harp | Elisabeth Schollaert, shawm | Raphaël Robyns, trompette de menestrel | Wim Becu, buisine, trompette de menestrel
In association with
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen
MON 19.08.19 | 22.15

Cat. 1: € 28 / € 24
Cat. 2: € 24 / € 20