Christmas in the Sint-Servaasbasilica

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.

 

Organ concerts until October

  • 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

Orgelpark 2017

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.

Olivier Messiaen

On the 21st of February Marcel Verheggen performed a number of works by Oliver Messiaen during the Olivier Messiaen Weekend.

A video impression of the festival can be found here. The organ starts at 17.15, during which the Transport de joi from L’ascension is being played.

Musica Sacra – Holst

On the 19th of September 2014, Marcel Verheggen performed the Planets by Gustav Holst, arranged for organ by Peter Sykes. This performance was given in collaboration with Hans Heykers.

Programme:
Mars, the Bringer of War
Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Uranus, the Magician
Neptune, the Mystic

A recording can be found here The Planets start at 1h05m.

Pro Organo 2014

On the 8th of July 2014, Marcel Verheggen played several works on the Severin organ in the Basilica of Our Lady in Maastricht, during the concert series ‘Pro Organo’.

Concert programme:

Nicolas de Grigny:  Premier livre d’orgue: Kyrie versetten

  1. 1er Kyrie en taille à 5
  2. Fugue à 5. Qui renferme le chant du Kyrie
  3. Cromorne en taille à 2
  4. Trio en dialogue
  5. Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux
  6. Jean Lambrechts: Entrata, Variazioni e Fuga sopra una vecchia canzone populare Fiammingha
  7. Antonio de Cabezón: Diferencias sobre el canto llano del Caballero
  8. S. A. de Heredia: Obra de 8.0 tono alto: Ensalada

    J.S. Bach

  9. Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 717
  10. Praeludium et Fuga in G, BWV 550