CONCERT/LITURGICAL

Michaelis Requiem

A latin Requiem Mass, in remembrance of Miguel Arnauts (1941-2018).

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About the project

 

The recorded première of this Requiem took place during Miguel's funeral ceremony at Saint Catherine church in Duisburg, Belgium, on 17 February 2018. 

The work was commissioned by the Vandenbempt-Devos family. Composition, orchestration, study and direction of a Requiem Mass for vocal soloists (s/ms/t/b) and full orchestra for a family funeral, on a very tight timeframe of less than 10 days... The singers performed it without any prior rehearsal !

 

This 45' musical work comprises 14 movements - of which 3 are purely instrumental.

 

The performing soloists, from vocal ensemble Vocamabile, were:

 

Evelyne Bohen - Soprano

Miyaghi Osada - Mezzo-soprano

Robert Luts - Tenor

Bruno De Jonghe - Bas-baryton