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Le Crete Senesi

Philippe Herreweghe

Philippe Herreweghe [1]

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The Crete Senesi | The Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi music Festival


In summer months, the otherwise silent spaces of the Crete Senesi in southern Tuscany are filled with music, thanks to a umber of fine festivals. Among them the Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi Festival and the Amiata Piano Festival.
Since 2017, the music festival Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi (formarly the Accademia delle Crete Senesi festival) is organized by Collegium Vocale Ghent. 

"The concerts take place in small but marvellous churches, chosen because of their adequate acoustics for the repertoire on the program. On dream locations such as the churches of Santo Stefano (Castelmuzio), Sant’Anna in Camprena (Pienza) and San Francesco (Asciano) both music lovers and performers can discover the Crete Senesi, one of the most beautiful and authentic regions of Europe, situated near well known cities such as Florence, Siena, Montepulciano or Montalcino, an amidst one of the most prestigeous wine areas of Italy."

Philippe Herreweghe

Website | | Program | Locations


Program 2018 | From Sunday July 29 th till Friday August 3th

Conducting artists include Paul Lewis, Philippe Thuriot, Tiburtina Ensemble, Huelgas Ensemble, Edding Quartet & Northernlight, Thomas Zehetmaier and Ruth Killius, Reinbert de Leeuw and Barbara Hannigan, Soloists Royal Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam and Collegium Vocale Gent.
A season ticket gives you an exclusive concert: the concert with Tiburtina in the famous Abbazia Sant'Antimo.
Another special event will be Un giro de begl’occhi, the performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s Madrigals from Book I-VIII by Collegium Vocale Gent and Philippe Herreweghe in the beautiful setting of the Sant’ Anna in Camprena monastery. Look for the beautiful frescos by Giovanni Antonio Bazzi (Il Sodoma) in its Refectory.


Google Maps shows you the way in Asciano (locations of churches and dinner places) via this link. You can also view them on your smartphone. This is how you get the GPS coordinates right away, you can immediately get directions, and you will be taken care of at the concert venue without worry.


Program 2018 | From Sunday July 29 th till Friday August 3th


Traveling in Tuscany | Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi

Walking in the spectacular panoramic scenery of Tuscany | Montepulciano - Monticchiello - Sant'Anna in Camprena



Galleria immagini Crete Senesi

Asciano, in the Crete Senesi, Tuscany   Monastero di Sant'Anna in Camprena, cortile   Paolo Monti - Servizio fotografico (Asciano, 1965) - BEIC 6328809

Asciano, base of the festival



Album Monastero di Sant'Anna in Camprena



Album Monastero di Monte Oliveto Maggiore


Crete Senesi presso Asciano   Monte Oliveto Maggiore  
Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Campanil

Crete Senesi presso Asciano


  Monte Oliveto Maggiore  
Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Campanile]
Crete Senesi, balle di fieno   Pieve Santo Stefano a Cennano 08   Chiusure and the Campanile of Santa Maria di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
Crete Senesi, balle di fieno  

Pieve di Santo Stefano a Cennano. Absidi



Chiusure and the Campanile of Santa Maria di Monte Oliveto Maggiore



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[1] Foto di Michiel Hendryckx, licenziato in base ai termini della licenza Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported