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Qui Vive is a Dutch project choir and orchestra of about 50 musicians that travels to France in July at the start of each summer holiday to perform beautiful classical music. The group was founded in 1998 by Ad van Unen and Annemarie de Groot who envisioned France as the ideal place for a group of musical enthusiasts to pitch their tents for a relaxed holiday and a week of musical bliss.

Qui Vive consists of amateurs and a few (semi-) professional musicians and is conducted by Ad van Unen, music teacher and conductor of several choirs in Delft and Breda.

Qui vive's program for 2023 is known!

After a successful jubilee edition in 2022, preparations for our next trip to France are already being made with great enthusiasm, in the week of 16 to 23 July 2023.

This year we will be visiting La Flèche for the third and last time and our artistic direction has once again put together a particularly beautiful program, entitled




G. Gabrieli              Canzon á 7 (winds)

(1557 – 1612)


H.I. Biber                Requiem in f, (soloists, chorus and orchestra)

(1644 – 1704)         1. Introïtus et Kyrie

                               2. Sequentia

                               3. Offertorium

                               4. Sanctus et Benedictus

                               5. Agnus et Communio


P. Butans                from Lux Aeterna (choir and percussion)

(1929 – 2012)         PART II O lux beata trinitas


B. Britten                 Elegy for strings

(1913 – 1976)


C. Monteverdi         Magnificat primo (soloists, choir and orchestra)

(1567 – 1643)


The home concerts will take place on Saturday 2 (Pijnacker) and Sunday 3 (Breda) September.


We hope to provide many people with a beautiful musical experience.