"truly a benchmark of what the recorder can be"



Upcoming concerts:

Opening concert "Kattenberg Lab": Sunday, April 25 at 8:00pm. first streaming concert directly from our new rehearsal/recording/streaming space 'Kattenberg Lab'. Music of Henry Purcell and Jacob Van Eyck. Ellen Delahanty, soprano and Geert Van Gele, recorder and harpsichord. Celebrate with us by clicking on this link.

New program from Sospiri Ardenti with music from Antwerp folk singer Wannes Van De Velde (sung by Wilfried Van de Brande), and Irish folk songs, sung by Ellen Delahanty.

Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 11:00 am in the CC Hasselt. Canceled because of covid.

Monday, May 24, 2021 at 08:00 pm CEST (streaming from St-Pauluskerk in Antwerp.)

Program "Siglo De Oro" with early baroque music dating from the Spanish golden century by ensemble Sospiri Ardenti.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 08:00 pm in the St-Antoniuskerk in Edegem (moved to a later date due to covid). Info

Monday, May 31, 2021 at 08:00 pm CEST (streaming from Kattenberg Lab). Info

streaming concerts are made possible through the support of the Flemish Community.



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Welcome to the website of Geert Van Gele, recorder artist.

Geert Van Gele has been a recorder artist for about four decades. As a beginning soloist, he explored the solo recorder repertoire accompanied by his father. During his conservatory years, he co-founded the world-famous Flanders' Recorder Quartet with which he concertized and recorded for ten years. Since 1995 he pursues a solo-career, co-founding new and exciting ensembles like Sospiri Ardenti (staged baroque music: www.sospiri.com) and Quadrivium (medieval repertoire: www.quadrivium.net). In 2009 he started up his own record label Kattenberg Recordings (www.kattenberg.net).