BALSAM in Herkenrode

Thu 07 Oct 2021 - 20:00 to 23:30
Abdijsite Herkenrode, Herkenrodeabdij 4, 3511 Kuringen

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we were forced to cancel this performance. We've immediately started preparations for the '22 spring edition of AlbaNova Series.

On 7 October, we will present our first event in the AlbaNova Series; a range of concerts where music, sensory experience and location merge into one total experience.

For our first presentation we have chosen BALSAM, the acclaimed performance from the Mechelen-based ensemble Zefiro Torna and theatre company Laika. This performance really comes into its own, in the setting of Herkenrode Abbey in Hasselt. The concert takes place in the beautiful Tiendschuur, and afterwards the audience is shown around the adjoining Herbs and Inspiration Garden with more than 500 different herbs and plants. 

The garden is usually only accessible by reservation, but here it forms an inextricable part of the total experience. BALSAM is a sensual herbal lab where music is linked to unusual smells, tastes and sensations, where sounds transform into images. Traditional chants from Portugal, Greece and Iceland, the mystical sounds of Hildegard of Bingen, 15th century polyphonic music and original compositions... it is all brewed into a tribute to the healing, stimulating and enchanting effects of herbs and plants, and the overwhelming and unfathomable power of nature.  

Would you like to have this exceptional experience? On the link below you can find regular tickets, or an exclusive VIP-formula where after the concert you will be treated to a reception by Kachet where you can literally taste the herbs, a guided tour through the herb garden, and a meet & greet with the musicians.

Ticket price: €40 (standard) / €85 (VIP-formula)

! PLEASE NOTE: for the VIP formula, the performance is preceded by a guided tour from 6.30 pm.

Order your tickets here (scroll down for order button)

AlbaNova Series is an organization of Musica, Impulse Centre for Music and Herkenrode Abbey with the support of the City of Hasselt. BALSAM is a collaboration with Zefiro Torna, theatre company Laika and Kachet.