Meesters&Gezellen is a series of concerts by young professional singers (Gezellen) and experienced colleagues (Meesters). Twenty Gezellen and four Meesters from Cappella Amsterdam will prepare a challenging programme under the musical direction of Daniel Reuss (chief conductor of Cappella Amsterdam). They will perform eight concerts throughout the Netherlands.

The project’s goal is to offer young singers experience in ensemble singing at a high level, in addition to their solo-singing education. Participants will become acquainted with Dutch repertoire, the Dutch sound, and the Dutch way of working together.

The repertoire

The repertoire contains substantial solo parts, to be performed by the Gezellen.

We are looking for:

Young professional singers, with well-developed solo voices.

We offer:

• Intensive preparation with singing coach Geert Berghs and singers of Cappella Amsterdam.
• Rehearsals and concerts conducted by Daniel Reuss.
• Reimbursement of costs.
• Tea, coffee and (simple) meals during rehearsals and before concerts.

Do you want to participate?

Call for singers is open now. Deadline is 1 November 2022.

Young singers tell why they participated

Looking back at Meesters&Gezellen 2015

Listen to fragments of the 2017 edition

Click here for an overview of all Meesters&Gezellen editions.