As the man who rediscovered Bach, Mendelssohn deserves a place in the annals of eternity, and the Flemish Radio Choir is only too happy to put this unique composer in the spotlight. Chief conductor Hervé Niquet, who is specialised in Early Romantic repertoire, selected this programme from works that are – or deserve to be – etched into our collective memory. He recorded these musical gems with the choir last season, and will now perform them live in Flanders. Mendelssohn was one of the most active composers of choir music of his time. A genuine pioneer, he also tried his hand at a considerable amount of a cappella work, in a departure from the large-scale orchestral compositions with a choir that his counterparts were writing. His liturgical music, including the Three Psalms, still appeals to many choirs and listeners today. Voces Intimae, praised by Knack Focus as the “best piano trio in the world”, brings Mendelssohns eagerness and joie de vivre to AMUZ. This is Romanticism without the melancholy: expect subtle sensitivity and refreshing lyricism.