ON STAGE in Brussels
Brussels is your stage!
The capital of the European Union is at the crossroads of Germanic and Romanic cultures and fits the definition of a melting pot while still preserving its unique character.
The city is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Europe’s must-see destinations, with its small town charm, trendy bars and restaurants, fabulous food, great nightlife, fantastic shopping and numerous museums. Brussels is also becoming known as a mecca of style, art, and design.
The streets of Brussels feature art and architecture created from an unmistakably Belgian point of view that cannot be replicated. This beautiful city is a center for fashion, art, and Belgian culture.
The official registration deadline has passed on April 10, 2017.
If you have not yet registered your choir for organizational reasons please contact us to discuss further details.
The events are designed for all those who wish to combine their music with travelling, learning and experiencing of new destinations.
Among others, the schedule will include the following performance opportunities:
- A guided city tour including performances with local and international choirs in different places, churches or other performance locations.
- A workshop where participants will be introduced to the musical tradition of the region and work on 1-2 pieces to perform together at the final concert.
- Acoustic and stage rehearsals.
- Final concert with performances of appr. 15 minutes per choir and a joint performance of all choirs with the pieces from the workshop.
- Performances in churches.
Additional touristic activities, performances and individual programs can be organized upon request.
We’re very happy to introduce the workshop lecturer to our ON STAGE in Brussels! Dieter Staelens, a talented and energetic choral conductor, will be sharing his experience and interesting insights into the local choral tradition in a workshop session. Don't miss it!
Dieter Staelens studied choral conducting and took master classes with renowned names like Peter Erdéi and Timothy Brown. On ‘The second International Competition for Young Choral Conductors’ (2002, Tallin, Estonia) he got to the semi-finals and in June 2008 he obtained a Master’s degree in the continued music education: choral conducting with Kurt Bikkembergs. He has been a successful conductor of four choirs, of which Leuven chamber choir Camerata Aetas Nova won the prestigious award “Choir of the Year 2008-2009”. In addition, he was guest conductor for the Brussels Cathedral Choir, Vlaams Radiokoor and the choir of the Flemish Opera.
At present Dieter is a choral conductor and a music teacher at Heilig-Hartinstituut Heverlee. He is an active member of the directorate of the Flemisch Federation for Young Choirs.