Their programming too reflects a commitment to capturing essential aspects of this music’s original context. In both live and recorded performance collaborations with musicologist M. Jennifer Bloxam, Cappella Pratensis often aims to evoke ritual occasions of particular places and times. Building on the success of the DVD/CD featured on this website, Bull and Bloxam have subsequently collaborated on two more CD projects: Josquin Desprez • Missa Ave maris stella: Celebrating the Annunciation in Renaissance Rome (Challenge Classics CC72632, The Netherlands, 2014), and Pierre de la Rue • Missa Cum jocunditate: Visions of Joy / The Chapel of Hieronymus Bosch (Challenge Classics CC72710, The Netherlands, 2016).
Besides regular appearances at concert venues in the Netherlands and Belgium, Cappella Pratensis has performed at international festivals in Utrecht, Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Besançon, Berlin, and Porto. Tours have taken the group to Canada, Japan, and the United States, including such venues as The Cloisters and Music Before 1800 in New York City and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. The ensemble also passes on insights into vocal polyphony and performance from original notation – both among professionals and amateurs – through masterclasses, multimedia presentations, institutional collaborations, annual summer courses in Antwerp, and training young singers within the group itself.
For more about the ensemble, additional recordings, upcoming tours, and current programs, visit http://www.cappellapratensis.nl/en/.