Burning and full of passion, as their name suggests, Sospiri Ardenti brings to audiences chamber music of the baroque era. They collected rave reviews from the international press with their programs. Read their reviews here!

Sospiri Ardenti remains active during the covid-period through covid-proof live concerts, and streaming concerts through youtube.

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.

A new program together with bass-baritone Wilfried Van den Brande, "Wannes: A Baroque Fantsasy", brings music of the late popular Flemish folk singer Wannes Van De Velde. The ensemble combines this with Irish folkmusic, and all of this in a baroque manner!

Wannes Van De Velde

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.) Info


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

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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About Sospiri Ardenti

The ensemble Sospiri Ardenti specializes in the music of the late Renaissance and early baroque -- a period of turbulent discussion about the patRecorder-Lutehs new music should follow and passionate interest in the many ways musical texts could and should be emphasized in performance. The name Sospiri Ardenti (‚ÄěPassionate Sighs") was taken from a song title in Giulio Caccini's 1601 collection Le Nuove Musiche. Caccini's search for new musical directions, his emphasis on the dramatic and textual qualities of music, formed a bridge between the humanistic philosophy of the Renaissance and the dramatic possibilities of seventeenth century opera and so served as inspiration for the formation of the ensemble. The members of Sospiri Ardenti are specialists in historical performance practice and give concerts and masterclasses worldwide on a regular basis.