Fonos is an international vocal ensemble based in The Netherlands. Bringing together singers from seven different countries, Fonos brings fresh perspectives to early as well as contemporary vocal music.
All musicians are currently receiving their professional training at the world's leading educational music institutions, while also actively participating in projects around Europe with some of the most renowned vocal chamber groups.
The singers met during one such project, in the summer of 2021: a program of Dutch masters from.P.Sweelinck to more contemporary composers such as Ton de Leeuw, led by conductor Daniel Reuss. Shortly after, Fonos was founded.
In their performances, FONOS takes you on a journey across centuries, embracing the most exquisite pages of choral music from the Middle Ages to the present day, namely the early Italian baroque madrigals, English polyphony and contemporary Baltic compositions.
Their most recent appearances include participation in the Opera Forward Festival as part of the opera “AER” by Sophia Bardoutsou inn the Dutch National Opera and international debut in the Choral Festival en Provence.
Sleep, fleshly birth
Trotz, dem alten Drachen
If ye love me
Unter deinen Schirmen
Jesu, meine Freude
Fonos sings Bach’s motet BWV 227, Schein, Mendelssohn and Reger.
Songs of new beginnings from Byrd to Britten and Praetorius to Poulenc.
Songs of love and war
Monteverdi’s Madrigali amorosi e guerrieri and keyboard treasures by Frescobaldi, Gesualdo and Uccellini