Servir Antico and Benjamin Alard live

tue 8 may 2018
Theme: Early Music

In Concertzender Live on Thursday 10th May two recordings from the Early Music Festival 2017 : Servir Antico with ‘Utopia, of de wereld op z’n kop’ and Benjamin Alard plays from the Clavier-Übung van Bach.

Utopia, of de wereld op z’n kop
The Tudor-composer Robert Fayrfax and  philosopher Thomas More had the same social criticism and future dreams. Fayrfax wrote innovative music, More created a paper Utopia and ended behind bars.
Servir Antico tell the story of their soul’s journey between dream and raw reality.
Servir Antico consists of: María Cristina Kiehr, soprano. Tore Tom Denys, tenor. Baptiste Romain, violin. Orí Harmelin, lute. Caroline Ritchie, vihuela d’arco. Catalina Vicens, organetto and organ (see photo above)

On Sunday 27th August 2017 the French harpischordist/organist Benjamin Alard played his second festival concert with the whole Clavier-Übung by Johann Sebastian Bach.
He played this concert on a Flemish harpischord with two manuals.

Benjamin Alard in Lutherse Kerk, Utrecht

In the French overture and the Italians concerto from Clavier-Übung II the double keyboard creates what is essentially orchestral music, convincing even on one instrument .
And from Clavier-Übung III Benjamin Alard plays the two manual setting of the choral prelude “Allein gott in der Höh sei Ehr”.


  • Thursday 10th May 2018, 20.00 – 22.00
  • Friday 18th May 2018, 15.00 – 17.00


Here’s the playlist in the guide.


Photo: Catalina Vicens (foto: Martin Chiang)