Anima Eterna Brugge

Central to Anima Eterna Brugge’s vision are these principles: research into the sources, maximal preparation, instruments of the kind known to and heard by the composer.    


Founded in 1987 by Jos van Immerseel as a musical Petri dish to cultivate the results of his research into music of the baroque era, Anima Eterna Brugge evolved from a compact string ensemble to the full-bred symphonic orchestra that it is today, exploring repertoire from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Strauss, Debussy and Gershwin.…

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We’ve loved every single day of the past 30 years of Anima! Discover some of the milestones crossed and highlights experienced: a trip down memory lane, topped off with a sneak peek at our future!

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What? A fascination with timbre, a quest for beauty, and the irresistible urge to make music with like-minded souls: this is the motivation of the musicians of Anima Eterna Brugge. Alongside pleasure in playing and enthusiasm, professionalism and optimal preparation are essential: Anima Eterna Brugge is primarily an orchestra that brings together the finest musicians…

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You ❤ Anima...?

…in that case, there are many different ways to lend us a hand: Follow us on Facebook and Spotify, and so help even more people to discover our music Help us to pass on our passion for music even further and become a volunteer! You will become part of a small but enthusiastic team that…

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Your donation colours Anima's future

Consider making a donation. Your contribution is most welcome at: IBAN: BE02 0688 9106 2740 BIC: GKCC BEBB Reference: GIFT Benefactors from Belgium receive a tax certificate for any amount above €40. Do you live abroad? Then please get in touch with general director Ann Truyens.  

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Help us in writing the next chapters of Anima's success story

Since its founding by Jos van Immerseel, 32 years ago, Anima Eterna Brugge has evolved from a baroque ensemble to an international symphonic success. Today, the orchestra performs on the most prestigious stages and boasts an extensive discography offering a fresh view on classical masterpieces. We want to keep doing this for many more years.…

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