Highlights

From De Monte with love!

The Flemish Radio Choir conducted by Bart Van Reyn celebrated the 500th birhtday of Philippus De Monte on September 23 in the St. Rumbold's Cathedral in Mechelen. Watch the pictures here.

De Monte at a distance: A Covid-19 madrigal

It was an exciting digital story, but a difficult operation. We did it primarily for the artists who had already had a challenging year, and secondly to be able to tell De Monte’s story to the festival audience. Read here the analysis of the digital festival edition by Jelle Dierickx.

They have waited long enough on ABEL

Pure female power in a nutshell: The composers Annelies Van Parys, Aftab Darvishi and Calliope Tsoupaki have written three new compositions for soprano and ensemble. Composers Annelies Van Parys, Aftab Darvishi and Calliope Tsoupaki wrote three new compositions for soprano and ensemble. The world premiere was performed during LUNALIA by Charlotte Wajnberg, Carousel Ensemble, Annelien Van Wauwe, Raphaëla Danksagmüller and Osama Abdulrasol. This was recorded by Evil Penguin TV and can be seen on Abel this week. Watch the concert on Wednesday 6/10 at 20h30 and on Saturday 9/10 at 14h, via Stingray Classica: Telenet channel 50, Proximus channel 110 and VOO channel 100.

Zindering festival in Mechelen

A festival about the sound of silence, from December 9 to 13. FFrom whispering arches to the heartrending silences in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poetry, or meditative music of Arvo Pärt to lullabies for a Filipino dragon. With Casco Phil, Akhtamar Quartet, Golnar and Mahan Trio, Pak Yan Lau and many more. Discover the full programme at zinderingfestival.be.