Bach’s Magnificat & Mendelssohn’s Dream

Music Chapel Festival

20:15 La Cambre's Church

Bach to Mendelssohn

Le concert d’Anvers
Octopus Chamber Choir
Bart van Reyn, conductor
Louise Foor, soprano
Naomi Couquet, mezzo-soprano
Anne-Lise Polchlopek, mezzo-soprano
Francois Pardailhé, tenor
Benjamin Schilperoort, bass-baritone

J.S. Bach : Magnificat, in D major, BWV. 243
1. Chorus: Magnificat anima mea
2. Aria: Et Exultavit
3. Aria: Quia respexit
4. Chorus: Omnes generationes
5. Aria: Quia fecit mihi magna
6. Duetto: Et Misericordia
7. Chorus: Fecit potentiam
8. Aria: Deposuit
9. Aria: Esurientes
10. Terzetto: Suscepit Israel
11. Chorus: Sicut locutus est
12. Chorus: Gloria Patri

Le concert d’Anvers
Octopus Chamber Choir
Bart van Reyn, conductor
Carole-Anne Roussel, soprano
Anne-Lise Polchlopek, mezzo-soprano

F. Mendelssohn : Ein Sommernachtstraum, op. 61, MWV. M 13

Overture, op. 21
1. Scherzo
2. L’istesso tempo
3. Lied mit Chor
4. Andante
5. Intermezzo. Allegro appassionato
6. Allegro
7. Notturno. Con moto tranquillo
8. Andante
9. Hochszeitsmarsch / Wedding March
10. Marcia funebre
11. Ein Tanz von Rüpeln
12. Allegro vivace come I
Finale mit Chor

“Magnificat anima mea Dominum”: these are the words of the Virgin at the moment of the “Visitation “. Mary thus reaffirms her humility before the will of the Lord. As a reward, heaven jubilates in a set of triumphal trumpets, joined by the choir.
Next: a work of secular inspiration: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare of which Mendelssohn composed the introduction at the age of 17. Fifteen years later, he completed the score. The marvelous and fairy-like character of the whole places this work at the top of his art.

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We would like to thank:

Our structural sponsors – ING, Proximus and Ginion Group.

Our institutional partners – the « Loterie Nationale / Nationale Loterij » and the « Banque Nationale de Belgique / Nationale Bank van België ».

The Foundations – Baillet Latour Fund, Foundation Futur21, King Baudouin Foundation, Foundation Engie, Guttman collection -, the corporate partners, all the Maecenas and those who prefer to remain anonymous.

Thank you also to our public support – the « Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles », Belspo, the « Province du Brabant Wallon », the « Commune de Waterloo ».