The Egidius Kwartet (1995) aims to perform Renaissance and contemporary music from the Low Countries and to continue a tradition in which singers are ambassadors of new music from their country.The Egidius Kwartet was founded in 1995 with the aim of performing Renaissance and contemporary music from the Low Countries. With their research, cd’s and concerts, the Egidians sought and gained attention for the work of forgotten masters. The Kwartet aims to continue a tradition in which singers are ambassadors of new music from their country and many Dutch composers dedicated new works to the quartet. In order to avoid any semblance of orthodoxy, every deviation from the primary mission is regarded as a welcome diversion. The quartet performed a Schubert programme, sang Kurt Weill’s Die sieben Todsünden, Henry Purcell’s Odes and collaborated in Lully’s opera Le bourgeois gentilhomme. With this cd the Egidius Kwartet celebrates its 10th anniversary.