Mozart at the Concertgebouw

April 19, 2024
Mozart's most beloved arias brought to you by a star-studded cast! The genius of Mozart needs little explanation and has long been beloved by audiences. The Austrian prodigy's compositions enchant every time for their otherworldly melodic beauty and harmonic richness. Whether Mozart composes arias as part of an opera or as independent concert works [....]
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Our new album 'Stabat Mater' is out now!

March 29, 2024
It's out now! From today - Good Friday - you can listen to our new album with Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Vivaldi's Nisi Dominus on all streaming services. Link: We are very, very happy with the positive response we've received so far, and we really hope you enjoy it too. 𝑆𝑝𝑒𝑒𝑐ℎ, 𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑒𝑐ℎ! - A [...]
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Bach's Osteroratorium

March 20, 2024
The annual performance of the St. Matthew Passion is a deeply cherished tradition in the Netherlands. Another passion by J.S. Bach, the compact but equally wonderful Osteroratorium, thus often remains in its shadow. PRJCT Amsterdam plans to start a new tradition from Easter 2024, which will continue where the St. Matthew Passion ends. Engeltjes: "Already [...]
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CD Stabat Mater will be released March 29!

March 8, 2024
It was the first major project of Maarten Engeltjes and his baroque orchestra PRJCT Amsterdam: Stabat Mater by Giovanni Batista Pergolesi (1710-1736). The theme is fate, death, especially the death of a child - and especially the loss of a child as experienced by the parents. Mary at the foot of the cross her [...]
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Lamento, lamentations from the baroque era

October 10, 2023
Maarten Engeltjes & PRJCT Amsterdam bring a special series of concerts in collaboration with Organisatie Oude Muziek: Lamento. From October 27 to November 5, 2023, we travel the country with an anthology of the most beautiful lamentations from the Baroque period. Dramming, grunting, gentle lamenting or heartbreaking whining: pain can be expressed in an infinite number of ways. [...]
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PRJCT Amsterdam opens the season with Vivaldi's Gloria!

September 11, 2023
Maarten Engeltjes & PRJCT Amsterdam open their new concert season on Friday, September 29, 2023 in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ with our radiant new program Gloria! The concert will sound three more times after this, on September 30, 2023 in TivoliVredenburg, October 1, 2023 in Amare Den Haag and February 17, 2024 in De Doelen Rotterdam. Buy your tickets below: 29 Sept 2023 [...]
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PRJCT Amsterdam is looking for a producer!

July 25, 2023
PRJCT Amsterdam has many plans for the coming years, ranging from CD recordings and various concerts to larger projects. World stars such as Rolando Villazon and Lenneke Ruiten will collaborate on these. Recently we have already debuted in prestigious concert halls and festivals such as Bachfest Leipzig, Thüringer Bachwochen, Kölner Philharmonie and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. And for this [...]
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June 28, 2023
In July and August we have two great summer festivals scheduled. We close Saturday at Festival Wonderfeel, the three-day outdoor classical music festival in 's-Graveland. Elisabeth Hetherington sings Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with Maarten Engeltjes, accompanied by PRJCT Amsterdam. Then, in August, we perform at the Festival Musique & [...]
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CD recordings of Stabat Mater

May 3, 2023
In late April, following our concerts, the recording of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater successfully took place in the Schellingwouderkerk in Amsterdam. A cozy church under the smoke of Amsterdam, among the beautiful surroundings of rural Amsterdam-North. A special place where we were allowed to bring Pergolesi's music to life in three long, intense, but productive [...]
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Lentetour Nicht Mehr Hier

April 1, 2023
In the spring of 2023, PRJCT Amsterdam will make its appearance at two prominent annual Bach festivals in Germany: in April at the Thüringer Bachwochen and on hallowed ground at the prestigious Bachfest Leipzig. "The angelic, ethereal sound of the countertenor voice is soothing, almost comforting, and that is important when it is about the subject [....]
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Concerts season '23-'24 now online!

June 15, 2023
The upcoming season promises to be an unforgettable journey, where artistic freedom, revelry and depth come together. Whether you are an avid lover of Baroque music or a curious soul eager to embark on a musical adventure, in the coming season, world-class music and musicians can once again be enjoyed to the fullest! Gloria, our project [...]
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PRJCT Amsterdam at Podium Klassiek

February 19, 2023
This February, PRJCT Amsterdam is performing its program Stabat Mater: A Mother's Tears in a sold-out Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Musis Sacrum in Arnhem. Ahead of the concerts, Podium Klassiek spoke at length with Maarten Engeltjes and the writer P.F. Thomése about this special project, in which music and literature about fate and death come together. P.F. [...]
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PRJCT Amsterdam records masterpiece Stabat Mater by Pergolesi. Please support us!

December 21, 2022
In 2023 Maarten Engeltjes & PRJCT Amsterdam aim to record and release the timeless music of G.B. Pergolesi and Antonio Vivaldi with soprano Shira Patchornik at the Pentatone label. For this we need your support! The album will be formed around Pergolesi's well-known and beloved Stabat Mater (1736), in which Mary at the foot of the cross [....]
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Surprise performance last broadcast Podium Witteman

June 1, 2022
PRJCT Amsterdam had a special role to play at Podium Witteman, in Paul Witteman's final broadcast. Accompanied by Ton Koopman & PRJCT Amsterdam, Maarten sang - as the editors wished - the beautiful Ombra mai Fu from Handel's Xerxes, a surprise performance and a worthy farewell greeting to Paul who, with his 'stage' of [...]
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If Music be the Food of Love at AVROTROS Friday Night Concert

May 14, 2022
After a wonderful tour in October 2021, with sold out venues in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Paris, our program with Andreas Scholl, If Music be the Food of Love, was allowed to appear twice more in the spring of 2022. In the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, the concert around composer Henry Purcell and William Shakespeare (with [...]
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Gloria cancelled

January 2, 2022
Unfortunate, but not unexpected: Gloria, our project around Vivaldi's Gloria that we were going to perform together with the National Women's Youth Choir and soloist Elisabeth Hetherington in the Dutch halls from January 6 to 10, has unfortunately been cancelled. The new coronation measures force us to look for new dates for this project, ideally in the near [...]
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Retrospective 2021

December 20, 2021
In 2021 PRJCT Amsterdam returned to the concert halls with great pleasure. On October 2, we stood before a full house again after about two years; at the Night of Poetry in a sold out TivoliVredenburg Utrecht. During the night the audience was treated to many hours of poetry from the best poets in the country. Together they [...]
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Concert Season 2021-2022

September 1, 2021
PRJCT Amsterdam is happy to meet again in the concert halls and theaters. It is with great pride that we once again present a number of wonderful new programs for the 2021-2022 season. With 'If music be the food of love', arias and duets by Henry Purcell and John Blow - sung by Andreas Scholl and Maarten Engeltjes [...]
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PRJCT Amsterdam in The Evening

July 9, 2021
On Monday evening, October 19, 2020, we were allowed to play an edited version of the recitative "Du lieber Heiland du," and the aria "Buss und Reu" from the St. Matthew Passion live at De Vooravond. Watch the excerpt here.
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CD recording Not mehr hier

May 23, 2021
Immediately following the Nicht mehr hier concerts were three intensive recording days, as well as rehearsals in the Schuilkerk of the Old Catholic parish in The Hague. Together with Karel Bruggeman and Jean-Marie Geysen of Polyhymnia they worked very hard on the recordings for the new CD, which will be released by Sony Classical in early 2020. A [...]
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Reviews Not mehr hier

May 23, 2021
The first major project of the 2019/2020 season is behind us: Nicht mehr hier, with music by Bach and Buxtehude. On October 6, even before rehearsals, Maarten together with the continuo section, already gave a preview at Podium Witteman with Buxtehude's Klaglied. Rehearsals on October 8 and 9 took place at the Schuilkerk of [...]
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Album Release Forgotten Arias

April 20, 2021
On Monday February 18, the CD Forgotten Arias was presented at Sony Music, the first album of Maarten Engeltjes with PRJCT Amsterdam. Opportunity for a small party for everyone involved, on the 12th floor of the A'dam Tower high above the IJ in Amsterdam.
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CD recordings in the Grote Kerk Elburg

February 25, 2021
The Grote Kerk in Elburg, where Maarten Engeltjes gained his first musical experience as a four-year-old in the boys' choir, is known for its beautiful acoustics. On December 5, 6 and 7 the church was transformed into a recording studio for the recordings of Maarten Engeltjes' first CD with PRJCT Amsterdam. Three super-intensive and strenuous days for [...]
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