BCS posters through the years

Major works performed

Bach - Mass in B Minor + -
  • 19 December 2009
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • BCS 30th Anniversary Concert
      • Bartholomeus-Henri Van de Velde, conductor
Beethoven - Mass in C Major + -
  • 2 March 2013
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Charlemagne Orchestra for Europe
      • Bartholomeus-Henri Van de Velde, conductor
Beethoven - Missa Solemnis + -
  • 17 June 2017
      • Concertgebouw, Bruges
      • With Arti Vocali
      • Symfonieorkest Akademos, Bruges
      • Marc Sierens, conductor
  • 29 April 2017
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • With Guildford Choral Society
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Eric Delson, conductor
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 + -
  • 23 January 2012
      • Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, Brussels
      • Charlemagne Orchestra for Europe
      • Bartholomeus-Henri Van de Velde, conductor
  • 27 August 2011
      • Musicales de Beloeil 2011
      • Château de Beloeil, Beloeil
      • Brussels Philharmonic
      • Michel Tabachnik, conductor
  • 29 April 2004
      • Stadsschouwburg Sittard
  • 30 April 2004
      • Theater a/h Vrijthof Maastricht
  • 1 May 2004
      • De Maaspoort Venlo
      • Limburg Symphony Orchestra
      • Ed Spanjaard, Conductor
  • 19 October 2001
      • De Bijloke, Ghent
  • 18 October 2001
      • Ternoodtkerk, Merchtem
      • With Vlaams Radiokoor
      • Vlaams Radio Orkest
      • Yoel Levi, conductor
  • 21 June 2000
      • Grand’Place, Brussels
      • Fête de la Musique (finale only)
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • Michel Tilkin, Conductor
  • 31 December 1992
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • Ronald Zollman, conductor
Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem + -
  • 13 June 2015
      • Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, Brussels
        • Version for two pianos, choir and soloists
      • Eric Delson, conductor
  • 29 November 2008
      • Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
      • Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Roger Bausier, conductor
  • 19 March 1997
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Orchestre Symphonique des Jeunes de Bruxelles
      • Marc Collet, conductor
  • 15 March 1997
      • Guildford Cathedral
      • With Guildford Choral Society
      • London Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Hilary Davan Wetton, conductor
  • 9 December 1993
      • Conservatoire Royal de Musique, Liège
  • 10 & 12 December 1993
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • Karl Anton Rickenbacher, conductor
  • 5 June 1989
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • With BRT-Koor
      • Brussels Festival Orchestra
      • Tom Cunningham, conductor
Duruflé - Requiem + -
  • 21 June 2013
      • N.D. des Graces, Chant d’Oiseau, Brussels
      • Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Eric Delson, conductor
  • 23 November 1984
      • N.D. des Grâces, Chant d’Oiseau Brussels
      • With BRT-Koor
      • Conductor: Vic Nees
Dvorák - Requiem + -
  • 1 April, 2012
      • Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne
      • With Philharmonischer Chor Köln
      • New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia
      • Horst Meinardus, conductor
  • 15 June 2002
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • In aid of the charity Music for Autism
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • Yuri Simonov, conductor
Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius + -
  • 15 March, 2014
      • Guildford Cathedral
      • Guildford Choral Society and Brussels Choral Society
      • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
      • Jonathan Willcocks, conductor
  • 29 April 1995
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • Yuri Simonov, conductor
  • 10 May 1987
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • with a children’s choir from the British School of Brussels
      • Brussels Festival Orchestra
      • Tom Cunningham, conductor
Fauré - Requiem + -
  • 10 March 2018
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
      • David Navarro Turres, conductor
  • 15 June 2007
      • N.D. des Graces, Chant d’Oiseau, Brussels
      • Members of the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Eric Delson, conductor
  • 23 June 1996
      • N.D. des Grâces, Chant d’Oiseau, Brussels
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Tom Cunningham, conductor
  • 4 July 1993
      • Heilig Hartkerk, Knokke
      • Tom Cunningham, conductor
  • 4 May 1980
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Essex Youth Orchestra
      • Conductor: Derek Thompson
Gershwin - Porgy and Bess + -
  • 15 July 1997
      • Rodahal Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • 5 July 1997
      • Grand’Place Brussels
  • 2 July 1997
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Musique Royale des Guides
      • Norbert Nozy, conductor
Handel - Dixit Dominus + -
  • 10 December 2016
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
      • David Navarro Turres, conductor
  • 24 May 1981
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Essex Youth Orchestra
      • Conductor: Derek Thompson
Handel - Messiah + -
  • 6 December 2014
      • Sint-Germanuskerk, Tienen
  • 12 December 2014
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Eric Delson, conductor
  • 1 December 2007
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
  • 8 December 2007
      • Eglise St. Jacques, Tournai
      • Orchestre de la Chapelle Musicale de Tournai
      • Philippe Gérard, conductor
  • 29 January 1995
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • (Mozart orchestration)
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • Simon Halsey, conductor
  • 17 December 1989
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Brussels Festival Orchestra
      • Tom Cunningham, conductor
  • 6 May 1979
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Inaugural concert
      • Essex County Youth Orchestra
      • Derek Thompson, conductor
Haydn - The Creation + -
  • 25 November 2005
      • Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Jacques Vanherenthals, Conductor
  • 30 April 1992
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
  • 2 May 1992
      • Kerk van Nieuwenhove, Waregem
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • Peter Hirsch, conductor
  • 20 March 1988
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Brussels Festival Orchestra
      • Tom Cunningham, conductor
Haydn - Die Jahreszeiten + -
  • 27 February 2016
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Eric Delson, conductor
Jenkins - The Armed Man + -
  • 30 April 2016
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
      • David Navarro Turres, conductor
  • 15 December 2006
      • Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, Brussels
  • 16 December 2006
      • O.L.V. Basiliek, Halle
      • Première in Belgium
      • Brassband Buizingen
      • Luc Vertommen, conductor
Lauridsen - Lux Aeterna + -
  • 28 May 2010
      • Eglise Notre-Dame des Grâces du Chant d’Oiseau, Brussels
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Eric Delson, conductor
Mahler - Symphony No. 2 + -
  • 4 & 5 March 1993
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • Ronald Zollman, conductor
Mendelssohn - Elijah + -
  • 20 April 2009
      • Flagey Studio 4, Brussels
      • Charlemagne Orchestra for Europe
      • Bartholomeus-Henri Van de Velde, conductor
  • 19 June 1999
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • John Lubbock, conductor
  • 8 June 1986
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels
      • Brussels Festival Orchestra
      • Conductor: Tom Cunningham
Mendelssohn - St. Paul + -
  • Saturday June 12 2004
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • BCS 25th Anniversary concert
      • Janos Acs, Conductor
Mozart - Requiem + -
  • 16 December 2017
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • (Edited and completed by R. Levin)
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Eric Delson, conductor
  • 30 April 2005
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Conductor: Eric Delson
  • 28 & 29 November 1997
      • Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, Brussels
      • Jacques Vanherenthals, conductor
  • 17 May 1993
      • Zeneakadémia (Liszt Academy), Budapest
      • With members of the Budapesti Akadémiai Kórustársaság
      • Salieri Kamarazenekar
      • Gábor Hollerung, conductor
  • 24 & 27 November 1989
      • Cirque Royal, Brussels
      • Brussels Festival Orchestra
      • Robert Janssens, conductor
  • 6 July 1987
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels
      • Brussels Festival Orchestra
      • Robert Janssens, conductor
Mozart - Great Mass in C Minor + -
  • 25 November 2006
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • (reconstructed and completed by Robert D. Levin)
      • Limburgs Symphonie Orkest
      • Ed Spanjaard, conductor
  • 17 May 1993
      • Zeneakadémia (Liszt Academy), Budapest
      • With members of the Budapesti Akadémiai Kórustársaság
      • Salieri Kamarazenekar (orchestra)
      • Gábor Hollerung, conductor
  • 9 May 1993
      • St Julian’s, Auderghem, Brussels
      • Tom Cunningham, conductor
Orff - Carmina Burana + -
  • 23 November 2019
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Eric Delson, conductor
  • 30 November 2012
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • La Musique Royale des Guides
      • Yves Segers, conductor
  • 25 November 2010
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Pierre-Yves Gronier, conductor
  • 26 June 1998
      • VUB Aula Q, Brussels
      • Tom Cunningham, conductor
  • 20 May 1998
      • Stadsschouwburg, Leuven
      • Mol Percussion Orchestra
      • Catherine Mertens, Marc Caluwaerts, pianos
      • Jan Valach, conductor
  • 4 July 1990
      • Grand’Place, Brussels
  • 6 July 1990
      • With Da Capo 2000 children’s choir
      • Brussels Festival Orchestra
  • 16 April 1982
      • Royal Albert Hall, London
      • Joint performance by 25 choirs – 750 voices
      • Essex Youth Orchestra
      • Conductor: John Georgiadis
Pärt - Te Deum + -
  • 8 December 2004
      • Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Eric Delson, Conductor
Poulenc - Gloria + -
  • 14 December 2013
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Eric Delson, conductor
  • 8 April 2000
      • Royal Albert Hall, London
      • With City of London Choir, Guildford Choral Society, Leicester Philharmonic Choir
      • Philharmonia Orchestra
      • Hilary Davan Wetton, Conductor
  • 7 & 10 December 1999
      • Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, Brussels
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Tom Cunningham, conductor
  • 14 December 1987
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • With children’s choirs from the British School of Brussels and the European School Brussels
      • Brussels Festival Orchestra
      • Tom Cunningham, conductor
  • 25 May 1984
      • St Julian’s, Auderghem, Brussels
      • Conductor: Tom Cunningham
Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky + -
  • 19 March 1991
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
  • 22 & 23 March 1991
      • Koningin Elisabethzaal, Antwerp
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • Ronald Zollman, conductor
Puccini - Tosca + -
  • 29 May 2004
      • De Doelen Rotterdam
      • Vlaams Radio Orkest & Koor
      • Yoel Levi, Conductor
Rachmaninov - Vespers + -
  • 15 June 2007
      • N.D. des Graces, Chant d’Oiseau, Brussels
      • Members of the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
      • Eric Delson, conductor
Rutter - Gloria + -
  • 17 December 2010
      • Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles
      • Brassband Buizingen
      • Luc Vertommen, conductor
  • 15 December 2006
      • Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles
  • 16 December 2006
      • O.L.V. Basiliek, Halle
      • Brassband Buizingen
      • Luc Vertommen, conductor
  • 30 October 1983
      • St Botolph’s Church, Colchester
      • Essex Youth Orchestra
      • Conductors: Derek Thompson, George Reynolds
  • 7 November 1982
      • Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral, Brussels
      • Union Brass
      • Conductor: Derek Thompson
Schubert - Mass No. 5 in A Flat + -
  • 10 December 2016
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
      • David Navarro Turres, conductor
  • 12 & 13 June 2003
      • Eglise du Collège St-Michel, Brussels
      • Ensemble orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Eric Delson, conductor
  • 7 & 8 December 1990
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • Ronald Zollman, conductor
Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms + -
  • 23 November 2019
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Eric Delson, conductor
  • 26 June 2010
      • Lemmensinstituut, Leuven
      • Luc Devos and Catherine Mertens, pianos
      • Eric Delson, conductor
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture + -
  • 30 November 2012
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • La Musique Royale des Guides
      • Yves Segers, conductor
Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony + -
  • 9 October 2011
      • Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne
      • With Philharmonischer Chor Köln
      • Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz
      • Horst Meinardus, conductor
  • 12 March 2011
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • With Philharmonischer Chor Köln
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Eric Delson, conductor
Verdi - Requiem + -
  • 17 November 2018
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Philharmonischer Chor Bonn
      • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
      • Eric Delson, conductor
  • 9 November 2018
      • Operhaus, Bonn
      • Philharmonischer Chor Bonn
      • Beethoven-Orchester Bonn
      • Dirk Kaftan, conductor
  • 17 December 2011
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Charlemagne Orchestra for Europe
      • Bartholomeus-Henri Van de Velde, conductor
  • 30 June 2001
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Guildford Choral Society
      • Vlaams Radio Orkest
      • Michel Tilkin, conductor
  • 29 & 31 March 1996
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
  • 30 March 1996
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • Yuri Simonov, conductor
      • This concert was broadcast by RTBF Musique 3
  • 25 March 1990
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Brussels Festival Orchestra
      • Tom Cunningham, conductor
Vivaldi - Gloria + -
  • 16 December, 2012
      • De Singel, Antwerp
  • 17 December 2012
      • Flagey Studio 4, Brussels
      • Charlemagne Orchestra for Europe
      • Bartholomeus-Henri Van de Velde, conductor
  • 4 May 1980
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
      • Essex Youth Orchestra
      • Conductor: Derek Thompson
Walton - Belshazzar’s Feast + -
  • 11 June 1994
      • Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels
      • Belgian National Orchestra
      • Marc Soustrot, conductor
  • 8 April 2000
      • Royal Albert Hall, London
      • Brussels Choral Society, City of London Choir, Guildford Choral Society, Leicester Philharmonic Choir
      • Philharmonia Orchestra
      • Hilary Davan Wetton, Conductor

Artistic partners

  • Beethoven Orchester Bonn
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Brass from the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Brussels Philharmonic/Vlaams Radio Orkest
  • Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Chapelle Musicale de Tournai
  • Charlemagne Orchestra for Europe
  • Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles
  • Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest van Vlaanderen
  • Limburgs Symphonie Orkest
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • La Musique Royale des Guides
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg

(non-exhaustive list)

  • Charles Dekeyser (bass)
  • Anne-Catherine Gillet (soprano)
  • Simon Halsey (conductor)
  • Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
  • Dirk Kaftan (conductor)
  • John Lubbock (conductor)
  • Teun Michiels (tenor)
  • Marian Mitea (conductor and composer)
  • David Navarro Turres (conductor)
  • Vic Nees (conductor and composer)
  • Angélique Noldus (mezzo-soprano)
  • Karl Anton Rickenbacher (conductor)
  • Yuri Simonov (conductor)
  • Mark Sirett (vocal coach)
  • Paul Smith (vocal coach)
  • Ed Spanjaard (conductor)
  • Michel Tabachnik (conductor)
  • José van Dam (bass-baritone)
  • Wilfried van den Brande (bass)
  • Bartholomeus-Henri Van de Velde (conductor)
  • Jan Van Elsacker (tenor)
  • Jacques Vanherentals (conductor)
  • Hendrickje Van Kerckhove (soprano)
  • Werner Van Mechelen (bass-baritone)
  • Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor)
  • Jonathan Willcocks (conductor and vocal coach)
  • Antoni Wit (conductor)
  • Matthew Zadow (bass)

(non-exhaustive list)

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Institut Saint Boniface
Rue du Conseil 59
1050 Ixelles
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