The night before I ran the London marathon I had a choral concert in Antwerp. The travel to the start line is a whole other story in itself that involves driving through the night to get there. It was a very unique and special concert, with many rarely performed pieces of music. Here is a little bit of more information from the OBV website, and a little clip from one of our rehearsal's. In the clip you can hear a piece of Faure's Les Berceaux.
"Choral music by Johannes Brahms, Arnold Schönberg, Fauré, and Hugo Wolf e.a. by the chorus of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
"It is perfectly possible to compose a peace hymn without believing in eternal peace," Arnold Schönberg reported about 'Friede auf Erden' in 1906. This spellbinding choral work, in which peace figures like a hard-won dream, is accompanied by Johannes Brahms' 'Vier Gesänge, opus 17', in which the women's choir is enveloped in a gloriously romantic sound with horns and harps. Other gems from the German romantic repertoire also make an appearance."
Jennifer Coleman - is a classical / opera singer, and vocal coach, performing across the UK and internationally.