Song of the Earth

From 20 to 28 August, a stream of music rises from the Twente country: under the motto Song of the Earth, a program with almost 30 concerts will be performed, performed by more than 40 musicians. The heart of the festival is the centuries-old Stiftskerk. Many of the other concerts take place in special locations, indoors or outdoors. Nature is central, the music will do the rest.

The complete program has now been published, ticket sales have started in June. Some concerts are already (almost) sold out, so don’t wait too long to order!
We look forward to seeing you at the end of August!

Warm greetings, Daniel Rowland


Stiftfestival in August

Each year, at the end of August, the Dutch Twente region is the stage for chamber music. A selection of renowned international musicians is playing here, side by side with the terrific “Stift Young Artists”. Over 30 concerts in nine days, from intimate chamber music by candlelight in the medieval Stiftskerk to the Festival Orchestra, film screenings, family concerts, “Stift Unbound” and open air operas at stunning Twickel Castle.


Zomer Stiftfestival

Stiftfestival 2020: August 23 – 29

The programme for the 2020 Stiftfestival will be published in June. Please follow us on social media, or via this website.

Midwinter Concerts

On the last Saturday of 2019, a great number of music lovers enjoyed the last music event of the year in “our” Stiftskerk in Weerselo. There were three concerts to attend, each with its own colourful and festive athmosphere.

Thanking our sponsors

Provincie Overijssel | Fonds 21 | VSB Fonds | Zabawas | Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Overijssel

We would like to express our thanks to:
Gemeente Oldenzaal | Gravin van Byland Stichting | Performing Arts Fund NL | Hendrik Muller Fonds | Ridderschap van Overijssel | Jumbo Kuipers | Euverman Nuyts | Rabobank Twente Oost | Dioraphte | Kersjes Fonds
and we also thank:
Cogas Cultuurfonds | Gelderman Stichting | Stichting Orlanda Goban | Piano’s Maene