Besides the orchestras, some small groups of musicians have come together to play in an ensemble. These ensembles usually consist of about 4-7 members. Once a year, ensembles have the opportunity to perform at an ensemble concert. Below you can read more about the specific quadrivium ensembles:
The BaroQue ensemble is Quadrivium’s ensemble that is specialized in playing and performing baroque music. The ensemble was formed when different players in the orchestra realized they had a common interest to play baroque music. The baroque ensemble consists of a core group of players however, often guest players are invited to play along for a concert since often extra instruments are required to play the baroque style pieces. Previous performances included works by Rebel, Telemann and Dall’Abaco.
Hok 2 is Quadriviums one and only wind quintet; an ensemble consisting of 5 different wind instruments: flute, oboe, French horn, bassoon and clarinet. There are many possibilities with this classical ensemble and therefore we play a mix of quintet music and arrangements of other (popular) music. The name Hok 2 originated from the love-hate relationship we have with our rehearsal room, where we regularly rehearse, but we are increasingly leaving our natural habitat to show what we do. We play on several locations and occasions such as in homes for elderly, gala’s, and conferences and we hope to add some other great performances to this list. You should come and listen soon!
Hello, we are the Qhords! We started out as a whimsical experiment to see what close harmony would sound like with two men and two women. We liked it so much that we decided to name ourselves after the singers of Sh Boom: The Chords, but with the trademark Q. Ever since, we have been broadening our horizons beyond close harmony and we do not shy away from instrumental musical either. We hope we can share our joy in making music with you one day!
StrijQQwartet is the string quartet of ESMG Quadrivium. They started our when, during a rehearsal with the principles of the different sections, a desire to play more chamber music arose. They realized all of them were currently not playing in an ensemble and rest is history. They rehearse regularly with a wide repertoire ranging from Romanic classics like Schubert’s Der Tod und das Mädchen to modern guilty pleasures like Mamma Mia and Viva La Vida.
The Vokoladies is an all-female vocal ensemble comprised of five distinct voices. The ensemble first performed together during an ensemble day organised by ESMG Quadrivium, where they sang several pieces by the Chordettes. Having thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the ensemble has continued to rehearse together ever since, expanding their increasingly varied repertoire. The Vokoladies often perform together during the musical open nights organised by ESMG Quadrivium.