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.
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.
Opéra King Arthur
Einleitung Winter (Hiver)
Die Jahreszeiten Les Saisons
Simon et Hanne
Winterreise Voyage hivernal
Les vents brisent leurs chaînes
Les quatre saisons L’Hyver
Süsse Stille, sanfte Quelle
9 Deutsche Arien nr. 4
Sustinuit anima mea
The four Seasons Les 4 Saisons: L’Hiver
All’ombra di sospetto
Cantata RV 687
Flow my tears
Se un dì m’adora
Cantata 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!