– A cold song

As usual we share videos from our concerts through YouTube. Last Sunday the MaGMa Trio gave its concert “Winter Silence” in the church of Dochamps, in the Belgian Ardennes.

Early 2014, Gérard arranged the “Cold Song” from the opera King Arthur by Henri Purcell for the two of us. We were still a duo then. He thought it would be a great idea to have this bass-aria sung by a mezzo and indeed, I really liked it as did our audience.

This time he arranged if for the three of us. On the video, made by Eric, you can experience the result.

We wish you a very nice week!

Marijke Persijn

– Double festivities and our programme

Next week we actually have two reasons to celebrate: our Trio exists five years and in our audience we will have a couple that celebrates its 47th wedding anniversary that same day! A reason to bring their preferred music piece. Which one it is, is still a surprise. And as such you see it written down in the programme which we reveal today.

1Händel1585-1659Tecum PrincipiumDixit Dominus
2Purcell1659-1695Cold SongOpéra King Arthur
3Haydn1732-1809Einleitung Winter (Hiver)Die Jahreszeiten                Les Saisons
Simon et HanneDer Winter
Cavatine HanneL’Hiver
4Schubert1797-1828Der LeiermannWinterreise                         Voyage hivernal
5Boismortier1689-1755Les vents brisent leurs chaînesLes quatre saisons L’Hyver
6HändelSüsse Stille, sanfte Quelle9 Deutsche Arien nr. 4
7Delalande1657-1726Sustinuit anima meaDe Profundis
8Vivaldi1678-1741Largo Winter        Largo HiverThe four Seasons            Les 4 Saisons:  L’Hiver
9VivaldiAll’ombra di sospettoCantata RV 687
11DowlandFlow my tears
12HändelSe un dì m’adoraCantata Mi palpita il cor

We wil bring pieces by Vivaldi, Haydn and Boismortier. All three of them have composed a work named “Four Seasons”. And of course we have chosen other winter-pieces too as our concert is called “Winter Silence”. Great to have found pieces by Schubert and Purcell with Winter as theme as well.

Yes, I realise that winter seems far away at the moment, at least here in the Ardennes. Already trees are blossoming in the Arboretum and I feel that my hay feaver allergy is not far away either, regrettably. But we are looking forward to offering you this magnificent music!

Welcome in the church in Dochamps coming Sunday 26 January at 16.00 hrs!

Marijke Persijn

– Five years MaGMa Trio!

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Our MaGMa Trio celebrates its fifth anniversary! Our first Lustrum! We will enjoy this by giving a concert in the church of Dochamps. In the new year. In the winter of January 2020. We hope to welcome all of you on Sunday 26 January 2020 at 16.00 hrs.

Do you still remember what the church looks like? In the time that passed it only has gained beauty through the restauration of the beautiful painting in the choir of the church!

Do you still remember its acoustics? Because of this it has become one of our favourite churches to perform in!

We like to share a video with you of a part of our concert “MaGMa Trio chants Love” which we gave on 7 October 2017 in this Church of Saints Peter-and-Paul of Dochamps. Just to refresh your memory a bit. And because we love the music ourselves as well!

In that programme we brought a cantata by Jean-Bodin de Boismortier (1691-1755): Diane et Actéon.

During our concert “Wintersilence” we once more will pay tribute to this composer by bringing an aria from “L’Hyver / The Winter” from his “Les quatre saisons / The four seasons”. A real winter aria.

Please write the date in your agendas or, even better, immediately reserve your seats through clicking on the poster above!

Hope to see you soon!

Marijke Persijn

– “Winter silence”; our first lustrum!

It is a great pleasure to announce our winter concert, “Winter silence”. This is going to be an extraordinary concert as the MaGMa Trio celebrates its first lustrum; we exist five years now!

The lovely church of Dochamps

It is so good to know that we will be welcomed again in the church of Dochamps in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Like every time when we approach the people responsible, the dean Roger Pascal and Marie-Esther and Patrick have given us a favourable answer to our request to perform a concert in this church. Thank you so much!

The special interior

Already now it is possible to make a reservation for your places. If you click “Tickets” in the French or Dutch menu, the rest is easy!

We are looking forward to welcoming you on Sunday 26 January 2020; we start at 16.00 hrs!

Enjoy the week

Marijke Persijn