Jac van Steen (c) Simon van Boxtel

The War of Benoit


  • Peter Benoit The War (Dutch premiere)

Flemish composer Peter Benoit (1834-1901) composed large-scale works on patriotic themes, sung in Dutch, at a time when Belgium was dominated by French. With the oratorio De Oorlog he delivered a pacifist pamphlet shortly after the Franco-German War of 1870. Thus, Benoit called attention to "the madness that constantly creeps up on people to take up arms. For War is the product of the "Spirits of Darkness."'

Friday 25 November 2022
8:15 pm

Large Hall


Netherlands Radio Choir
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Jac van Steen
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Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
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Klaas Stok
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Wiecher Mandemaker
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Bart Van Reyn
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Marleen De Boo
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Tenor, first wounded / solo quartet
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Bastiaan Everink
Baritone, Man / Violence
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Charles Dekeyser
Bass, Spirit of Darkness / Solo Quartet
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Ivan Thirion
Baritone, Mockingbird
Lars Terray
Bass, second wounded
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