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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 2024 will take place from July 20 to 28. This year we are visiting Montbazon for the first time.

Our artistic leadership has once again put together a beautiful program for 2024:


Title: ‘Triptyque


H.I. Biber                      Litaniae de Sancto Josepho

1644 – 1704                 soloists, choir and orchestra


Milhaud                        Élégie, op. 170

1892 – 1974                  choir a cappella


Ravel                           Tombeau de Couperin III and IV

1875 – 1937                 wind instruments


Bruch                            Kol Nidrei , op. 47

1838 – 1920                 string orchestra


Shaw                            And the Swallow

1982 –                          choir a cappella


GF Handel                   “Utrecht” Te Deum, HWV 278

1685 – 1759                 soloists, choir and orchestra


The home concerts will take place on

Saturday 7 (Pijnacker) and Sunday 8 (Breda) September 2024