Unfold: Topstuk Händel – Memento 2021-2022

Unfold: Topstuk Händel – Memento 2021-2022

Memento is a musical journey for people with dementia together with a person close to them.

Last year we worked with a group of participants around the four symbolic words. ‘Il triomfo del tempo e del disiganno’ by Handel: beauty – time and pleasure – disillusionment. We made music, sang and painted to music.

Composer Sebastiaan Van Steenberge wrote a new song with everything that was thought up during the sessions.

This new song we will practice from the end of August 2022 and together with the Bruges choir ‘Zingen is Zijn’, let it sound at the performance in Concertgebouw Bruges.

Memento is a project in collaboration with Concertgebouw Brugge, Musica Impulse Centre and Foton, expertise center and home support service for dementia.

We are looking for new participants who would like to join the choir rehearsals.

If you would like to sing along, please sign up at loes@musica.be.


Rehearsals: 29 August, 5, 12, 19 and 26 September & 3 and 10 October 2022, each time from 10 am to noon, 20 October 2022 from 6 to 8 pm

First performance: between 20 and 23 September 2022

Second performance: 24 October 2022 8 pm


Concertgebouw, Bruges

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    A masterpiece from the musical heritage is highlighted in all its facets with a wide range of parallel activities: . is lecture-performances, workshops, installations and concerts. The work is placed in its historical context, in a search for its relevance and meaning for a contemporary audience. Collaboration: Concertgebouw Brugge