What a pleasure it was to encounter such an enthusiastic audience last Sunday afternoon in the church of Dochamps! We noticed that people were enjoying the music so much and that made singing and playing even more fun! We met some new people that had been alerted to our concert by the Walloon Weekly (thank you for advertising our concert!). We saw familiar faces, which is such a pleasure! Finnaly I met the man who always shares our messages so kindly: Pascal Daulne. He is the mayor of Dochamps and is a great music lover. The same evening he posted a very positive reaction to our concert on Facebook. Everybody really enjoyed our programme and admired the enthusiasm and joy we displayed ourselves.
Once again we’d like to thank Marie-Esther and Patrick Gillard for the warm welcome and for taking care of us so well. They had organized a nice little event afterward, the church offered all present a drink and something to nibble. We really appreciate having an opportunity to mingle with our audience after the concert and exchange experiences. We have been invited to come back next year and we definitely are going to do so!
Saturday night, 27 October, a special celebration took place in the church of Dochamps. The recently restaured magnificent main painting was to be blessed and the sacristan Marie-Esthèr had invited our Trio to contribute to this ceremony musically. Regrettably Gérard had a concert with his Walloon choir “Les Tchanteus d’après Meynut” in Chéoux, so he was not available. Marijke Verbeeck however proposed her solo for our Autumn Concert of the 18th, the “Fantasy nr. 2” by Telemann. And she did beautifully!
Luckily my friends and musical colleagues of the Picantolino Trio, Peter and Christine Visser, were our guests and we offered to present the “Agnus Dei” by Mozart.
It was a very special night. Our compliments to the son of Marie-Esthèr and Patrick Gillard, who took it upon him to realise the restauration of the painting through finding restauration experts, acquire the necessary funding and so on. On the accompanying video above you can see the situation of October 2017 and the new one of 27 October 2018. And … you enjoy the music brought by Marijke!
Don’t forget to mark this in your agenda: Sunday afternoon 18 November 2018 at 16.00 hrs: Autumn Concert of the MaGMa Trio, titled “Highlights of Operas and Operettas”!