What? Brussels choirs from a wide variety of backgrounds like association choirs, amateurs, and professionals will unite under a common banner, a "neutral" musical phrase that each may appropriate and adapt. This melody, written by Schaerbeek's own composer Peter Spaepen, will represent the underlying theme of the events that will pop up starting in April 2017.
A moment of openness will invite downtown passers-by to participate, each choir will put on a concert, and, among other things, there will be a major performance on Sunday, 7 May 2017 at Place des Palais during the Iris Festival. During this event, choirs with distinct sounds will join forces, accompanied by an Orchestra conducted by Dirk Brossé.
The main meeting places:
An opening ceremony in a venue used by tourists and locals
As a prelude, the first results will be announced in public... Each participating choir will arrive, singing, at Brussels Central Station to meet up with the other groups for the final show in Galerie Ravenstein.
Place: Galerie Ravenstein
Date: Saturday, 22 April
Time: from 3 PM until 5 PM
We are Belgium
The highlight of MIXITY SINGS, a concert of 40 choral singers accompanied by artists such as Ozark Henry, Marie Daulne, Sandra Kim, Natalia, Jef Neve, Christoff, Starflam, Els De Schepper, Will Tura, Binti, etc. under the magic wand of Dirk Brossé and the Belgian National Orchestra as part of the Iris Festival.
Place: Place des Palais
Date: Sunday, 7 May
Time: 7 PM
Rounding out this 2017 season. This annual event brings together music professionals and amateurs. All told, about ten choirs will appear and join forces as they sing the "MIXITY SINGS song," an event not to be missed.
Place: Georges Henri Park in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
Date: Saturday, 24 June
Time: from 3 PM to 10 PM
When? 22 April through 24 June 2017
How to take part? Click here
Additional information at www.mixitysings.brussels