Category:ensemble (vocaal)
Genre(s):oude muziek
Actual/previous members:Soetkin Baptist, Sarah Abrams, Kerlijne Van Nevel, Michaela Riener


The ensemble Encantar was founded in 2006 by four young female singers. They have set themselves the task to present to the public in a genuinely contemporary way the rich polyphonic repertoire from the 14th, 15th and 16th century. They have singled out for special attention religious works by Flemish, Spanish, and Italian composers.

This vocal quartet in the process explores the possibilities to adapt the vocal compass of music written predominantly for male voices to a higher register for four female voices (a soprano, two mezzo-sopranos and a contralto).  The success of this approach was endorsed by connoisseurs when Encantar in 2009 was voted laureate of the debut competition Gouden Vleugels (Golden Wings). Ever since Encantar has been fully booked.

The ensemble prepares new productions, in collaboration with il Gardellino, lute-player Wim Maeseele and the Flanders Recorder Quartet.

Encantar: Sarah Abrams, Lieselot De Wilde, Kerlijne Van Nevel en Soetkin Baptist (voice).

Selective discography

Encantar - La déclinaison de la femmeEncantar - La déclinaison de la femme (2011)
early music
Encantar, Josquin Desprez, Pierre De la Rue, Costanzo Festa, Francesco Spinacino, Alexander Agricola, Adriaen Willaert, Loyset Compère (...)
Nowel, nowelNowel, nowel (2010)
early music
Cécile Kempenaers, Samuel Scheidt, Encantar, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa, Vier Op 'n Rij - Flanders Recorder Quartet, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Michaël Praetorius, Jacob Praetorius (...)

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