Artistiek directeur

Workshop Bach jonge solisten

Van 10 tot 14 april 2021 organiseert Collegium Vocale Gent een Bach workshop voor jonge vocale solisten!
Dirigent Philippe Herreweghe en bas Peter Kooij coachen 5 dagen lang jong talent doorheen de wereld van Bachs cantates.

Interesse? Lees dan verder voor meer info, deadlines en inschrijving!

Bach workshop young soloists 10 – 14 April 2021

This workshop offers young singers/soloists the opportunity to work intensively with Philippe Herreweghe and Peter Kooij on a number of beautiful Bach arias with a small continuo group. The singers are selected via an online audition.

Practical information
Workshop 2021, April 10 – 13
Presentation 2021, April 14
Venue: Gent, Vlaamse Opera (BE)

Singers who can apply :

  • Are studying/holding a Master’s degree (not necessarily specialised in Bach)
  • Have to be available from April 10 until 14th 2021
  • Are born after January 1st, 1990


  • Deadline for application: March 1st 2021
  • All candidates will be informed of the results of the audition on March 15th 2021
  • Candidates who did not pass the audition will also be informed
  • Collegium Vocale Gent will not provide any feedback on the auditions
  • Selected candidates will be contacted mid-March 2021 for the practical organization of the Workshop


  • Collegium Vocale Gent does not cover travel costs from/to home
  • Collegium Vocale Gent does not cover accommodation costs but provides practical support for the booking of the accommodation
  • Collegium Vocale Gent will provide lunch during the rehearsals and a meal before or after the presentation
  • The working language will be English

Application Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • Video

Each applicant has to make 1 video of maximum 12 minutes containing the following elements:

  • Introduction: first & last name;
  • Excerpt: sing one of the required arias and one recitativo (see below)

The musical fragments should be recorded in one shot. This means your video can be an edit of two shorter videos. The pitch should be A=415 Hz. Upload your video on Youtube (choose for the option ‘hidden’) and copy/past the Youtube-link into the provided field of the application form. Thanks to share only 1 link containing all required elements (not 2 separate links). Thanks to put your name and voice in the title of the video.

How to apply?

  1. Fill in the application form you can find here before 2021, March1st. As stated above, you need a link to a hidden Youtube video;
  2. send your CV (PDF) to .

Once they have applied, candidates will receive a confirmation email within a few days.

Dominique Verkinderen: +32 475 97 67 97


Required audition programme:

Soprano :
Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen BWV 32
Seufzer, Tränen, Kummer, Not BWV 21
Die Seele ruht in Jesus Händen BWV 127
Wie zittern und wanken BWV 105
Ich wünschte mir den Tod BWV 57
Qui tollis BWV 234

Im Schweisse meines BWV 84
Gott ist mir ja nichts schuldig BWV 84

Alto :
Vergnügte Ruh BWV170
Es ist vollbracht BWV 245
Ach Bleibe doch mein liebstes Leben BWV 11
Wie starb die Heldin so vergnügt BWV 198
Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde BWV 83
Betörte Welt BWV 94

Die Schlange BWV 40
Der Glocken bebendes Getön BWV 198

Tenor :
Wie zweifelhaft BWV 109
Ich will leiden, I will schweigen BWV 87
Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht BWV 55
Das Blut BWV 78
Erschüttre dich nur nicht BWV 99
Ich will an den Himmel lenken BWV166

O Liebe BWV 174
So klage du zerstörte BWV 46

Bass :
Fürwahr, wenn mir das kömmet ein BWV 113
Wer bist du BWV 132
Gute Nacht BWV 27
Streite, siege starke Welt BWV 62
Betrachte meine Seel BWV 245
Ich will den Kreuztab gerne tragen BWV 56

Mein Jesu, ziehe mich BWV 22
O Christenheit, wohlan BWV 91
Die Welt bekümmert sich BWV94