At the occasion of the Van Eyck year, the city of Ghent commissioned a composition from the renowned Estonan composer Arvo Pärt, who is famous for his religiously inspired work. In 1976 he created a unique musical language called 'tintinnabuli', which still defines his work to this day. Pärt was commissioned by the City of Ghent to write 'Agnus Dei, the adoration of the Lamb'. This brief work for choir and organ is fully inspired by the famous masterpiece by Jan van Eyck. Arvo Pärt entrusted his creation to Collegium Vocale Gent, the world-famous vocal ensemble led by director Philippe Herreweghe that is celebrating its fiftieth birthday in 2020. The location for this event is Ghent's St Bavo's Cathedral, where the new composition will be premiered during Festivan of Flanders, with the composer himself attending.
Agnus Dei, the adoration of the Lamb (St. Bavo's Cathedral)


9000 Ghent


From Tuesday, September 22, 2020
To Tuesday, September 22, 2020


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