"With singing full of inflection and emotion, moments of compelling resonance for singers and listeners as the voices briefly flowed together onto the tonic and then smoothly wound away again" - New York Classical Review, April 2023

"This is certainly the new reference-recording of one of the high-points of Renaissance masses" - Goldberg Stiftung, april 2023

“If I hear anything that pleases me more all year I shall be surprised” - Gramophone Magazine, June 2022

For almost forty years, Cappella Pratensis has been renowned for its innovative approach to the performance of Renaissance polyphonic music, being one of only a handful of professional ensembles in the world who perform directly from historical notation, as opposed to transcriptions in the form of a modern choral score. Under the leadership of Stratton Bull, the ensemble has recently dived further into the musical traditions surrounding this repertoire by exploring historical methods of improvisation and pedagogies, as well as working within the contexts of liturgical reconstruction. The result is an inherently immersive approach, in which the performers draw on a truly embodied relationship with past musical cultures in order to provide convincing and engaging performances.

"Kapelklanken van Hieronymus Bosch": 18th of April in ’s-Hertogenbosch and 19th of April in Utrecht. 

The bustle of the market square, the ringing of bells, the chatter of the public and the gentle strains of local choirs: all these sounds have echoed through the centuries in the historic town of 's-Hertogenbosch. On the 18th and 19th of April, the world-renowned ensemble Cappella Pratensis will perform works from the famous 'Bossche Koorboeken' in the Netherlands.

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Workshop 's-Hertogenbosch 12th, 13th, and 14th of April. You can still sign up!

 Explore the wonders of the Den Bosch Choirbooks with teachers from the world-renowned ensemble Cappella Pratensis. Under the expert guidance of Stratton Bull (The Royal Conservatoire, The Hague) and Tim Braithwaite (The Conservatoire of Amsterdam), you will discover subjects ranging from historical improvisation to reading mensural notation, as well as much more! Cost € 75.00 p.p. for advanced amateurs and students.

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Cappella Pratensis' recording of Ockeghem's Requiem is named Top Choice in Gramophone Magazine!

In the world-leading British music magazine GRAMOPHONE, reviewer Fabrice Fitch listened to and compared thirteen performances of Johannes Ockeghem's Requiem and described  Cappella's performance as a TOP CHOICE! The Requiem by Johannes Ockeghem (1410-1497) is considered the oldest composed Requiem mass and was probably written between 1460 and 1480. 'A compact, rounded, thoughtful performance of impassive beauty, Cappella Pratensis fashion a coherent performance out of a varied collection of individual movements in a recording that grows with repeated listening'.

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