You’ll never be alone anymore is the title of a composition by Karel Goeyvaerts, one of the most fascinating composers Belgium has ever produced. One hundred years after his birth, Lunalia, I SOLISTI and other partners are teaming up to pay a fitting tribute, with I SOLISTI as the ensemble in residence.
Besides the focus on Goeyvaerts and the Millennial History (musical journalism) project, the festival will concentrate on a cappella ensembles. The German ensemble Sjaella and the vocal quartet Niniwe will play leading roles as musically minded ensembles. Communal singing is the best remedy for solitude and for the loneliness that plagues our society.
The festival motto, You’ll never be alone anymore, is also reflected in the fact that the artists in residence from 2018 (Sigrid Hausen), 2019 (Reinoud Van Mechelen) and 2021 (Floris De Rycker) have been invited back for our 2023 edition. The festival family and the city of Mechelen are celebrating musical connectedness together. Come and celebrate with us!