Grant to Collegium Vocale Gent for its 50th Anniversary in 2020, 2019

Project: 50th Anniversary of Collegium Vocale Gent

Beneficiary: Collegium Vocale Gent

Budget: € 80.000

Period: 2019 – 2020

Collegium Vocale celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020 as an internationally operating Flemish classical music ensemble. About 40% of the concerts take place in Belgium and 60% abroad. Since its creation by Philippe Herreweghe in 1970, Collegium Vocale has given over 3,000 concerts in every corner of the globe: in all European countries including Russia, in Israel, in North and South America, in Southeast Asia, in Japan and Australia.

To celebrate this anniversary, with the support of the Government of Flanders, Collegium Vocale is organizing a tour through Europe, the United States and Canada. In addition, a new book will be released with a photo reportage by Stephan Vanfleteren about the long history of the ensemble.