– Programme Dochamps 18 November 2018 after the pause

Because we are quite busy with the last preparations for the Autumn Concert we are presenting coming Sunday, 18 November 2018 in the church of Dochamps, you receive our weekly blog a bit earlier than usual.

After the pause, operette and musical will have a more important place in the line up of the programme. We are sure you will recognise a number of the works!

“Air du Rossignol”, from the opera « Hippolyte et Aricie » by J. Ph. Rameau
“Over the Rainbow”, from the film “Wizzard of Oz” by H. Arlen
“Ich trete ins Zimmer”, from the opera “Das Land des Lächelns” by F. Lehar
“Im Salon zur blau’n Pagode”, from the opera “Das Land des Lächelns” by F. Lehar
“Barcarolle” from the opera “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” by J. Offenbach – Gérard Lambert
“Poussez, poussez l’escarpolette” from the opera “Véronique” by A. Messager
“Nous avons, hélas!” from the operetta “Les cloches de Corneville” by R. Planquette

We are looking forward to welcoming you Sunday 18 November 2018 at 16.00 hrs in the church of Dochamps! Afterward a “verre d’amitié”, a “drink of friendship” will be offered.

See you Sunday!

Marijke Persijn

– You want to get acquainted with the MaGMa Trio?

Do you want to get acquainted with our MaGMa Trio? You’d like to see the church of Dochamps on the inside? You love Händels music? You’re eager to experience the sound of Gérards harpsicord? Do you love the impressions of the Ourthe and the nature of the Ardennes as we do? Or would you like to look back to the concert we gave in this “Saints Peter and Paul” church on 7 October 2017? You’ll find all of this in the little video that Eric van der Horst made especially for you!

A big “thank you” to Ren de Vree, composer and editor of the digital newspaper “Walloon Weekly”, who was so kind to place a pre-announcement of our Autumn Concert which we will give on Sunday 18 November 2018 (we start at 16.00 hrs.)

If some of you, as English native speakers, would like to visit our concert, please do inform us beforehand. This way my husband, Eric, who will do the introductions during the concert, will also be able to prepare an English version of it!

Enjoy the week,

Marijke Persijn

– MaGMa Trios Autumn Concert on 18 November 2018 in Dochamps

We found a location and a date that are very well suited for us. So we’re happy to announce the

Autumn Concert of the MaGMa Trio

Sunday 18 November 2018 at 16.00 uur in the church of Dochamps! Continue reading

– Lehár and the text of the aria of Mi from “The Land of the Smiles”

On 26 August 2018 I wrote a blog about Lehár and the aria of Mi from his operetta “The Land of the Smiles”I intended to give you a translation the week after, but things came up … In order not to postpone things even longer, you have been able to read an extra blog about the performance of the MaGMa Trio in the Chateau of Jenneret as a farewell present to the artist Daisy Hoste, having her last exposition on that location. So this time the promissed text. Continue reading

– Lehár and the aria by Mi in the operetta “Patiently smiling”

In previous blogs we wrote about the aria “I enter the room” sung by the Chinese Prince Sou-Chong and his love for Lisa, daughter of Count Lichtenfels from Vienna. They married and left for Peking. Continue reading

– The operetta aria “Immer nur Lächeln” by Lehár; part two

Last week we gave you the original text of the moving aria of Prince Sou-Chong “Immer nur Lächeln” (“Patiently smiling”) from the operetta “Das Land des Lächelns” (“Land of smiles”) by Franz Lehár (1870-1948). I’d like to present you now an English translation I found, regrettably unaware of the translator. I do know though that the English writer Harry Graham (23 December 1874 – 30 October 1936) was one of the people known for their great translations of song lyrics and he did translate this aria as well …  Continue reading

– Operetta Lehár and the aria “Immer nur Lächeln

Operetta “The land of the smiles”( Das Land des Lächelns) by Franz Lehár; part 1

On 7 October 2017 our MaGMa Trio gave its first concert with famous arias from operas and cantatas. We promised to come back in 2018 with a programme with arias from operas and operettas. For our AUTUMN CONCERT we are already rehearsing intensively for our new repertoire.
We chose, amongst others, for the fantastic composer Franz Lehár (1870-1948) and his operetta “The land of the smiles”(“Das Land des Lächelns”). Continue reading

– Report of our concert with opera arias in Dochamps

Finally, last night was the night: our MaGMa Trio gave its concert in the Saints-Peter-and-Paul church in Dochamps and we shared beautiful opera arias, a cantata and an oratorium with the great audience! What a pleasure it was to have a harpsichord present for the first time. And thank you, Anne-Cécile, for lending us your electric piano for the pieces after the pause. So sweet of you! Continue reading