The Gents

The Gents
The Gents is unique All-male Dutch vocal ensemble that obtained in a very short period a prominent place within the international music world.

Biography

The Gents is unique All-male Dutch vocal ensemble that obtained in a very short period a prominent place within the international music world. The group of young singers is praised because of their special sound, the large degree of flexibility and the unequalled interpretation of the very divergent vocal repertoire.

The foundation for the quality and the professionalism of The Gents was laid within The Roden Boys Choir, considered one of Holland’s top boys choirs. Conductor Peter Dijkstra formed the group in 1999 and was artistic leader / conductor till 2007. At this moment he is first guest-conductor of the ensemble. As from August 2008 Béni Csillag is conductor of the ensemble.

Whether it concerns religious music from the Renaissance, romantic English music, arrangements of contemporary jazz and pop songs or especially composed works for the ensemble, the concerts of The Gents are always an extraordinary experience. The concerts can count therefore on enthusiastic public and positive criticisms in the press.

Meanwhile internationally the unique qualities of The Gents also are respected. The Gents performed in: Japan, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, United Kingdom and Spain. In April 2005 The Gents made their first concert tour in Japan. On invitation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan, The Gents performed at the World Expo in Aichi, before an audience of 5000, including Dutch and Japanese royalties. Because of the overwhelming success The Gents made a second Japan tour in 2006.

In 2012, The Gents will release their 6th cd for Channel Classics, singing Gershwin repertoire in collaboration with Johannette Zomer.

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