About: Weihnachts-oratorium

<<Ready? Set? Go! This is how it felt when conductor René Jacobs began with the 'Weihnachtsoratorium' by Bach. Followed by a sprint with a group of musicians who wore Nike Air sneakers, al least, this is how it sounded like: everything smooth and elegant, like only the best athletes can.>>

Frederike Berntsen
Trouw, 17.12.2014
About: G.F. Handel Cd

<<Their fully focused approach and tremendous sharpness, which predominates constantly, seems to be the key for a breathtaking performance.>>

Hildegard Maertens
Kwadratuur, 24.10.2014
About: Arthur
Ute Schalz-Laurenze
Kreiszeitung, 20.09.2014
About: G.F. Handel Cd
Rupert Christiansen
The Daily Telegraph, 06.09.2014
About: G.F. Handel Cd
Philippe Venturini
Les Echos, 31.05.2014
About: G.F. Handel Cd

<<The belgian baroque orchestra B'rock is a well-oiled machine who can spark with the right conductor. What totally happens here. A well-balanced sound is to be noticed, already from the overture. The orchestra plays accurate and articulates subtle , but also leaves breathing space when necessary.>>

Annemarie Peeters
De Standaard, 21.05.2014
About: Orfeo ed Euridice

<<Pulsating sounds, often renewed articulation, beautiful colors coming out of the old instruments - and an uncommon vitality. It went right to the heart.>>

Peter Hagmann
Neuers Zürcher Zeitung, 14.05.2014
About: Orfeo ed Euridice

<<Some enchanting sounds were produced by the members of B'Rock in the pit. The grating of the gates of hell, the echoes, the consoling dance steps: the orchestra and its delightful playing combined sorrow and despair into a single, very beautiful whole.>>

Tom Janssens
De Standaard, 13.05.2014
About: G.F. Handel Cd
IlTeneroMomento, 30.04.2014
About: Arthur

About: Arthur
Shirley Apthorp
Financial Times, 21.03.2014
About: Arthur

About: Arthur

<<Musically, Arthur was top. The adventurous specialists of B'Rock conducted by George Petrou played tightly and smoothly, the soloists sung Purcell's arias con brio. The intimate shepherdess duet by McFadden and soprano Elizabeth Cragg was wonderful. Also Cappella Amsterdam sung outstanding: the choir scenes were without any exception all highlights.>>

Joep Stapel
NRC Handelsblad, 20.03.2014
About: From Vivaldi with Love

<<Vivaldi's instrumental concerti were the highlights of this programme, in which the orchestra could show it's unique style and expressivity even more. It truly was outstanding.>>

Algirdas Klova
7 md, 14.02.2014

On to a new season

B'Rock will present the new season 2015-2016 in the week of 6 July. Once again, the upcoming season looks very promising: we will celebrate our 10th birthday and international interest in our work is still growing. From our hometown of Ghent, we will in the coming monhts be travelling to Germany, Great Britain, Croatia, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Lithuania and Estonia. 


With In Furore, we have already unvealed the first project of the new season. In this production B'Rock proves together with mezzo-soprano Mary-Ellen Nesi and violin player Dmitry Sinkovsky that virtuosity need not be gratuitous.


With this project, the orchestra debutes at the Rheingau Musik Festival in Germany, the BBC Proms in London en the Korkyra Baroque Festival in Croatia. In Belgium, this concert is to be seen at the MAfestival in Bruges. We hope to see you soon!

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B'Rock in the Garden of Love

B'Rock Orchestra is invited to the Potsdam Sanssouci Festival for the third time. This year, the festival will combine music with idyllic gardens. In addition to the divine Garden of Love in Alessandro Scarlatti's serenata Venere e Adone, B'Rock and conductor Olof Boman will also be presenting the secular vegetable garden in the form of J.S. Bach's burlesque Bauernkantate, an eccentric work packed with folk dances and melodies that reveals a surprisingly light-hearted side to this German master.


The première is to be seen on the 13th of June, but is already sold out. You can still see the performance on 14, 16 ant 17 June. 

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B'Rock debuted in Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Conducted by René Jacobs and together with the RIAS Kammerchor and the fantastic soloists Sunhae Im, Bernarda Fink, Martin Lattke (Benjamin Bruns in Brussels) and Dominik Köninger, B'Rock Orchestra perfomed the Weihnachtsoratorium by J.S. Bach. With this programme the orchestra also debuted in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and went on a tour through Italy to finish in Brussels and Antwerp. 


Press and public responded very positive: 


"This is how it sounded like: everything smooth and elegant, like only the best athletes can." **** (Trouw)

"Eccellente esecuzione dell'Oratorio di Natale da parte di Rene Jacobs" (Voce d'Italia)


Those who would like to hear the concert, can click on the video above. The second part is to be found via this link