Hello Brussels

Walking around In the centre of Brussels, you may encounter a beautiful church with a beautiful organ: the Finisterrae church with an organ by Loret. Almost every Monday you can listen to the organ from 12.45 – 13.30. Upcoming Monday, 8 October, it is my turn. You can listen to music by Boëly, Andriessen, Jongen and Froidebise. Enyoy!

Musica sacra Maastricht

Upcoming weekend, a lof of thrilling events will happen in Maastricht.

Find the entire program at: http://www.musicasacramaastricht.nl/programma/volledig-programma.

23 September I play during the High Mass in the the Sint-Servaasbasiliek. It starts at 10 pm. You can listen to the mass for two organs by Louis Vierne. The second organ will be played by Arno Kerkhof, Hans Heykers will conduct the Cappella Sancti Servatii which is enforced with the vocal ensemble Silhouet.

In the afternoon you can hear in the same church the famous Psalm 94 by Julius Reubke, played by me. Together with Fête-Dieu by Hendrik Andriessen and Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch it is an outstanding program to conclude this festival. The cello part is played by Mirel Iancovici. This events starts at 5 am.

Concert in Köln

Tuesday 11 September 2018 I play a concert in the Basilica ‘St Aposteln’ in Köln.

A beautiful, mixed program!

Time: 20 hrs.

Feel free to visit!

 

SKEN in Maastricht!

 

What is SKEN? SKEN is a national organization which aims to broaden the interest for cultural heritage, especially the sounding cultural heritage: organs and carillons/bells.

In these days, a thrilling program is set up to bring alive in most unexpected ways the richness of the organs and carillons of the city.

See:

https://www.klinkenderfgoed.nl/kopie-van-festival-klinkend-erfgoed-1

Concert at OLV Basiliek Maastricht

Tonight I play a concert with a mixture of styles: German and French baroque music, a tango,  music with a kind of a Beethoven touch together with Sturm und Drang music. It all suits the beautiful organ.

20 hrs, OLV Basiliek Maastricht.

See: http://www.orgelfestivalmaastricht.nl/

 

 

Pieter Assendelft

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.

Concert at the Hinsz organ

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.

 

 

Bach is always exciting

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.

See: orgelconcert-bach-doet-goed

Whitsunday Concert

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’

See:

marcel-verheggen-orgel-pinksterconcert