After a beautiful concert last week together with one of my students in Eckelrade, Friday 13 July I’ll play on the one-manual organ built by Pieter Assendelft in 1748, located nowadays in the Christus Hemelvaartkerk, Sittard. Both organs in Eckelrade and Sittard are the same for their one manual setup and their limited amount of stops, but completely different for their sounding results. The former southern orientated, with strong reeds; the latter more distinguished with a tendency to the Dutch school. The concert starts at 20 hrs.
22 June I’ll play in the Grote Kerk in Harlingen. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to play on the recently restored Hinsz organ, built in 1776.
I’ll perform music mainly from the 18th century, together with a funny Tango by Guy Bovet.
Time: 20 hrs.
Today I’ll play in the beautiful Basilica in Tongeren, Belgium. The concert will start at 16.00 hrs. I’ll play on the new organ manufactured by Thomas in 2014.
After a magnificent performance last Thursday of the Mass for two organs by Louis Vierne with the Cappella Sancti Servatii , Arno Kerkhof at the second organ (Harmonium) and conductor Hans Heykers, , tonight we’ll perform works by the great J.S. Bach in cooperation with Studium Chorale, conducted by Hans Leenders.
Location: Onze Lieve Vrouwe Basiliek , Maastricht, 19.30 hrs.
20 May at 15.30 Marcel Verheggen will perform a concert in the Sint-Servaasbasiliek which will be related to Whitsunday.
It is an interesting program with the rarely performed ‘Triple Choral’ by Charles Tournemire, a meditation by Max Reger upon the Whitsunday song ‘Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott’, and the complete ‘Messe de la Pentecôte’ by Olivier Messiaen.
Tickets are available at the ticket office of the ‘Theater aan het Vrijthof’
Wednesday 21 March I’ll play music by the great J.S. Bach, together with Studium Chorale which will perform the beautiful motet Jesu Meine Freude.
Place: Amsterdam, Orgelpark. It is the presentation of the new Baroque organ!
You can have a look here:
After a joyful Christmas concert last weekend , you can enjoy in the Sint-Servaasbasilica in Maastricht on Christmas Eve at 24 hrs and 25 December at 11 hrs beautiful music with the Cappella Sancti Servatii and a small orchestra as a part of the High Mass.
You can listen to music by, among others, Haydn, Bach and Widor, splendid compositions to celebrate the birth of Christ in the famous and spectacular Basilica of Sint-Servaas.
- 23 August Arnhem
Eusebiuskerk 20.00 hrs
- 30 August Dordrecht
Grote Kerk 20.00 hrs
- 9 September Maastricht
Sint Servaas 17 hrs
- 10 September
Venray Petrus-Bandenkerk 16 hrs
- 26 September
Aachen Dom 19.00 hrs
- 8 October
Orgelpark Amsterdam 14.30 hrs
- 14 October
Leiden Waalse kerk 16.30 hrs
On the 12th of February 2017, Marcel Verheggen performed together with the chamber choir Studium Chorale, conducted by Hans Leenders. The theme of the concert were pieces by the composer Antonín Dvořák. Next to Dvořák’s Mass in D, Marcel Verheggen also performed the complete 9th symphony, arrnanged for organ by Zsigmond Szathmáry. No recordings are avaible yet, but an interview (in Dutch) in the Orgelpark magazine can be found here, starting at page 32.