La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken

La Petite Bande

Sigiswald Kuijken, pilgrim in Spain?

On the 23rd of May, Sigiswald Kuijken, his wife Marleen Thiers and their soulmate Jean-Marie Vanderstraeten will travel towards the Spanish sun; they will walk about 320 km, starting from Ciudad Real in La Mancha (Don Quijote’s blessed land), over Toledo, where lived El Greco and San Juan de la Cruz, until Avila, the city of the mystic saint Teresa.

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Amount donated so far :

€ 14 437,00

Leuven, eeuwenoud springlevend

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Message by Sigiswald Kuijken

As you might know, for reasons that are not properly understood the Flemish Government terminated its guaranteed annual financial support for La Petite from January 1st 2013: we are the only Belgian orchestra to be treated in this manner, despite our international reputation and extensive discography and contribution to Belgian, European and indeed worldwide musical life. The loss of Government financial support has put La Petite Bande in serious financial difficulties, and we are all working very hard to raise money to ensure that our unique orchestra can continue its work. We are sure that we will succeed, but to do so we need your support, to ensure that we will be able to continue our work and make music!

More information on the three options to support the orchestra, as explained by Sigiswald, can be found here:

Joining the new 'LPB Friend group'

The Bach Book


Posted: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at 15h52.
Christmass at the university: lecture by Sigiswald Kuijken

On wednesday, 2 December 2015 at 20h, Sigiswald Kuijken gives a lecture on “Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend”, BWV 248/2. This lecture will be in Dutch.

Posted: Friday, 23 October 2015 at 11h23.
For the First Time: Night General with BACH
For the First Time: Night General with BACH

Tuesday night 10 November, for the very first time in Leuven, a night general will be organized with La Petite Bande in the St. Michaels Church. In collaboration with 30CC and with KU Leuven Culture, La Petite Bande intends to regularly bring a selection of a given concert program for students and adults, as a cultural appetizer before going to party… The St. Michaels Church is for this reason aptly situated near the Old Market! Conductor Sigiswald Kuijken comments briefly on Bachs splendid Magnificat, and La Petite Bande performs this masterpiece. – From 11 pm to midnight. Not longer… The entrance is free, but reservation is compulsory: