Capilla Flamenca

Category:ensemble (vocaal-instrumentaal)
1990 - 2014
Genre(s):oude muziek
Conductor of:Dirk Snellings
Actual/previous members:Jan Caals, Liam Fennelly, Thomas Baeté, Dirk Snellings
Guest members:Piet Stryckers


The Capilla Flamenca has been a household word in the world of early music for several decades already. The group borrows its name from the court chapel of the Emperor Charles V. The nucleus of the Capilla Flamenca consists of four singers: Marnix De Cat, Tore Denys, Lieven Termont and Dirk Snellings. Depending on the needs of the repertoire, this quartet is augmented with several singers, an alta capella (winds), a bassa capella (strings) or an organ. The continuously updated historically informed practice, in close cooperation with leading musicologists, results in unique programmes at the cutting edge. Their polyphonic repertoire regularly meets other musical genres or integrates several disciplines of the arts. Remarkable projects were, among others, the dance performance “Foi” by choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, the acclaimed CD recording of the “Canticum Canticorum” in the Renaissance, the multi-media production “Eden” with video artist Walter Verdin, a musical zodiac according to the “ars nova” and Stockhausen, and “Rosa”, a pop song in Renaissance style, carrying the ensemble to the top of the hit parade. The Capilla Flamenca wants to propagate polyphony all over the world. It offers numerous concerts in Belgium and abroad and has been the recipient of countless awards for its CD recordings.


The ensemble ended its working in 2013, Dirk Snellings died 17th july 2014

Selective discography

Willaert Adriaen - Vespro della beata VergineWillaert Adriaen - Vespro della beata Vergine (2012)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, Adriaen Willaert, Joris Verdin
12 x 12 - A musical zodiac12 x 12 - A musical zodiac (2012)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century, early music
Capilla Flamenca, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Het Collectief, Pierre Des Molins, Johannes Ciconia, Faenza Codex, Guillaume de Machaut, Nicholas Pykini (...)
Heinrich Isaac - Ich muss dich lassenHeinrich Isaac - Ich muss dich lassen (2011)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, Heinrich Isaac, Oltremontano
Pierre de la Rue - Portrait musicalPierre de la Rue - Portrait musical (2011)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Pierre De la Rue
Espris d'amoursEspris d'amours (2011)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Marnix De Cat, Pierre Fontaine, Johannes Pullois, Guillaume Dufay, Robert Morton, Richard De Bellengues, anoniem (...)
Reformation & Counter-reformationReformation & Counter-reformation (2010)
early music
Ex Tempore, Capella Sancti Michaelis, Capilla Flamenca, Ricercar Consort, Patrick Denecker, Guy Penson, Currende, Collegium Vocale Gent (...)
Triduum PaschaleTriduum Paschale (2010)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Psallentes, Pierre De la Rue, Gregoriaans, Alexander Agricola, Orlandus Lassus, Josquin Desprez
Alexander Agricola - Missa in myne zynAlexander Agricola - Missa in myne zyn (2010)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Marnix De Cat, Rob Cuppens, Tore Tom Denys, Lieven Termont, Dirk Snellings, Liam Fennelly, Thomas Baeté (...)
En un gardinEn un gardin (2009)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, Thomas Fabri, Philippe De Vitry, Guillaume de Machaut, anoniem, Nicholas Pykini, Jean Vaillant (...)
Roland de Lassus -  Bonjour mon cœurRoland de Lassus - Bonjour mon cœur (2009)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Marnix De Cat, Tore Tom Denys, Lieven Termont, Dirk Snellings, Jan Van Outryve, Liam Fennelly, Thomas Baeté (...)

Author of

Magister XMagister X (1998)
Klassiek, oude muziek
Capilla Flamenca, Johan Van Cauwenberge

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

La polyphonie FlamandeLa polyphonie Flamande (2011)
early music
Johannes Ockeghem, Johannes Brassart, Etienne de Liège, Johannes Ciconia, Nicolas Grenon, Johannes Franchois, Arnold De Lantins, Guillaume Dufay (...)

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News:In memoriam Dirk Snellings (22.07.2014)
2 mooie documentaires op Canvas gewijd aan de met de Ceciliaprijzen bekroonde ensembles (12.03.2013)
Choc voor de CD 'Heinrich Isaac' van de Capilla Flamenca (13.01.2012)
Capilla Flamenca op shortlist Gramophone Awards (19.08.2011)
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Désir d'aymer - Love Lyrics around 1500 from Flanders (08.2008)