"O Fortuna", two words to summarize a musical masterpiece: that of medieval poets at the origin of Carmina Burana, from whom Carl Orff, 20th Century German composer, draws when he composes his renowned cantata for choir, soloists, pianos and percussion.
On Saturday, 6th June 2015, at the heart of the Cistercian Abbey of La Cambre, Brussels, accompanied by the Brussels Orchestral Ensemble and no less than 5 soloists, the European Union Choir will revisit two major sacred French and Italian works composed at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Brought together by their D Major tones and with the guarantee of an optimistic and joyful character, these works are the witness of the will of their composers to apprehend music in a dynamic process and also of their taste for ornamentation, virtuosity and contrast, thus producing two paragons of baroque music.
The Creation, Joseph Haydn's magnificent work, began the cycle of collaboration of The European Union Choir with the Brussels Orchestral Ensemble and it now commemorates its 20th anniversary. We spoke with its founder and director, Jacques Vanherenthals who confesses that the beauty of the works sometimes drive him to distraction in the middle of a concert. Read more...
The journey from Schubert to Lysight – When the master of Viennese romanticism meets the master of Belgian Tonal Contemporary Music
For its spring concerts, the European Union Choir invites you to joint it on a journey full of romanticism and passion. The works by Franz Schubert and Michael Lysight bridge different musical styles, separated by time and place and yet united through a common desire to arouse emotion. To know more...
An evening of amazing spectacle, horsemanship and music to the accompaniment of one of the greatest composers of all time, Beethoven! To know more...