A War Requiem - world premiere

One hundred years on from the Great War, the Belgian National Orchestra will perform the world premiere of A War Requiem by the Flemish composer Annelies Van Parys. The war rhetoric of the aggressor resounds in the German libretto. Together with Collegium Vocale Gent the Belgian soprano Sophie Karthäuser and the German baritone Thomas Bauer will give the lost generation of 1914-1918 a voice. The concert takes places as part of the national commemorative ceremonies for World War I in Belgium.

Annelies Van Parys A War Requiem (world premiere) with text by Dea Loher
Gustav Mahler Symphonie Nr. 5 in cis-moll

Belgian National Orchestra
Hugh Wolff conductor
Sophie Karthäuser soprano
Thomas Bauer bariton
& Collegium Vocale Gent

8 November 2018 - 20:00 
Salle philharmonique Liège

9 November 2018 - 20:00 
Concertgebouw Brugge

10 November 2018 - 20:00 
De Singel Antwerpen

11 November 2018 - 15:00 
BOZAR Brussels

Belgian National Orchestra