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Hailed by the New York Times as sophisticated and beguiling, Rebel (pronounced Re-bel), has earned an international reputation for their virtuosic, highly expressive and provocative approach to the Baroque and Classical repertoire. In residence at Trinity Church, Wall St., Rebel collaborates with Trinity Choir in major oratorios of Handel, Bach, Mozart and Haydn. Named after composer Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747), Rebel was formed in The Netherlands in l99l.
Rebel was first prize-winner in the van Wassenaer Competition 1991, and has since performed at the Holland Festival Oude Muziek, the Resonanzen Festival, La Chapelle Royale, and the Händel Festspiele, among others and in the U.S.: DaCamera Society (Los Angeles), the Seattle Early Music Guild, Houston Early Music, and the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals. They have recorded widely for European radio and in the U.S. have been featured on National Public Radio's Performance Today and MPR's St. Paul Sunday. In 1999 Rebel was National Public Radio's ensemble-in-residence.