A Requiem for the Living - Saturday 2 December 2023 at 20:00

Samedi 2 décembre de 20h00 à 22h00

The Association Femmes d’Europe is pleased to to announce its partnership with the Brussels Choral Society for the concert it is organising togerher with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra in the Palais des Beaux - Arts on Saturday 2 December at 20:00.

This will be a poignant and powerful concert of 3 pieces - Brahms : Schicksalslied & Requiem - Neaimi : Sounds of Baghdad - that celebrate the capacity for resilience and hope in the human spirit.

We will hear two of Brahms’ greatest choral works. The first, Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), which is a setting of Hölderlin’s poem, wherein the tragedy of human destiny gives way to a shining conciliation, and secondly, his famous Ein deutsches Requiem (composed around the same time as Schicksalslied), where Brahms focuses on the consolation to be conferred upon the living in a text that is more deeply connected to the spiritual than to the religious.

This concert will also mark the world premiere of Sounds of Baghdad, an evocation of the numerous faces of Baghdad, the origin of the composition of Belgian-Iraqi Qoutayba Neaimi.

Tickets : CAT : 1 €45, CAT 2 €35.

Registration : Please click here}https://www.brusselschoralsociety.c...} to purchase tickets

Info : fiona.joyce@skynet.be ; vkloppenburg@gmail.com

Please join us for this wonderful concert – a fitting way to celebrate the end of what we hope will be a very successful Christmas Bazaar !