Cappella Amsterdam is a chamber choir with a wealth of vocal colour that is designed to create a highly specific, homogenous sound. The choir has focused both on old masters and on modern music, with a particular emphasis on Dutch composers.

As well as performing with top Dutch ensembles and orchestras, such as the Orkest van de Achttiende Eeuw and the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Cappella Amsterdam have also shared the stage with top international ensembles such as the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the RIAS Kammerchor, Il Gardellino and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. In order to share knowledge, repertoire and experience, Cappella Amsterdam helped to set up Tenso, the European network of professional chamber choirs.

Cappella Amsterdam regularly works with a whole range of companies, including those from other disciplines. For example, the choir has contributed to opera productions such as Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Sonntag aus Licht by Cologne Opera and Dionysos by Wolfgang Rihm at the Holland Festival.

In 2009, Cappella Amsterdam was awarded the VSCD Classical Music Prize for the most impressive performance by a small (chamber music) ensemble. In 2010, the choir was nominated for the Amsterdam Prize for the Arts and for the Edison Klassiek Luister Public Prize.