Capilla Flamenca

Category:ensemble (vocaal-instrumentaal)
1990 - 2014
Genre(s):oude muziek
Conductor of:Dirk Snellings
Actual/previous members:Thomas Baeté, Lieven Termont, Liam Fennelly, Jan Caals, Patrick Denecker, Marnix De Cat, Tore Denys, Dirk Snellings, Jan Van Outryve, Wim Maeseele
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

Jacob Obrecht - Chansons, Songs, MotetsJacob Obrecht - Chansons, Songs, Motets (2005)
Capilla Flamenca, Piffaro, Jacob Obrecht, Marco dall'Aquila, Hans Neusidler, anoniem, Dirk Snellings
ZodiacZodiac (2004)
early music
Jan Caals, Marnix De Cat, Lieven Termont, Dirk Snellings, Liam Fennelly, Jan Van Outryve, Jowan Merckx, Capilla Flamenca (...)
Canticum CanticorumCanticum Canticorum (2004)
early music
Marnix De Cat, Lieven Termont, Jan Caals, Dirk Snellings, Jan Van Outryve, Liam Fennelly, Capilla Flamenca, Johannes Prioris (...)
Johannes Prioris - Missa pro defunctisJohannes Prioris - Missa pro defunctis (2003)
early music
Joris Verdin, Capilla Flamenca, Johannes Prioris, Pierre De la Rue, Hans Kotter, Pierre Attaingnant, Jakob Buus, Bonifacius Amerbach (...)
Alexander Utendal & Philippus de MonteAlexander Utendal & Philippus de Monte (2003)
early music
More Maiorum, Capilla Flamenca, Philippus De Monte, Alexander Utendal
FoiFoi (2003)
Baroque, early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, Johannes Ciconia, anoniem, Guillaume de Machaut, Harold Arlen, John Dunstaple, Mathieu de Ghent (...)
Pierre de la Rue - Missa de septem doloribusPierre de la Rue - Missa de septem doloribus (2003)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Psallentes, Josquin Desprez, Pierre De la Rue, Gregoriaans, Dirk Snellings, Hendrik Vanden Abeele
Arnold de Lantins - Missa Verbum IncarnatumArnold de Lantins - Missa Verbum Incarnatum (2002)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Psallentes, Arnold De Lantins, Johannes Brassart, Johannes Cesaris, Dirk Snellings, Hendrik Vanden Abeele
Musica ReservataMusica Reservata (2002)
20th century, Baroque, classicism, choir music, early music, romanticism
anoniem, Paul Dombrecht, Psallentes, Josquin Desprez, Capilla Flamenca, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa, Bart Jacobs, Koen Van Assche (...)
Margarete. Maximilian I.Margarete. Maximilian I. (2001)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, La Caccia, Michaël Ghijs, Schola Cantorum Cantate Domino, Frans Mariman, Schola Gregoriana Lovaniensis, Joris Verdin (...)

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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Capilla Flamenca op shortlist Gramophone Awards (19.08.2011)
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