First CD out now

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“A sunny and at the same time intense melancholic CD. The music flows like a conversation on a summer evening.” (****)
— De Standaard (Belgian newspaper)

Lieselot De Wilde, voice

Peter Verhelst - guitar, arrangements and compositions

Jean-Philippe Poncin - clarinets

Dick van der Harst - bandoneon

Lode Vercampt - cello

Yves Peeters - percussion



Bel Ayre means beautiful song. What might seem an understatement at first is what Bel Ayre stands for: music, tastefully chosen from the infinite song repertoire. While the ensemble started as an interpreter of baroque music, it grew to a collective that creates song projects from a more various repertoire. Hidden gems, evergreens, art songs or more traditional airs, ancient songs or younger compositions, all are interpreted with love, knowledge and respect for tradition, yet performed in a way that allows for a contemporary and personal connection.

Lieselot De Wilde, soprano
Peter Verhelst: guitar, arrangements and compositions

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