The Royal Chapel was built in 1760 as the private chapel for Charles-Alexandre of Lorraine’s brand new palace, becoming a Protestant place of worship in 1804. One of Brussels’s most remarkable examples of the architecture of the Age of Enlightenment, it displays several Classical and Rococo influences typical of the period and can boast a rich and fascinating history. Moreover, its intimate, prestigious surroundings have provided a perfect setting for numerous concerts. The Chorale Royale Protestante de Bruxelles frequently performs there and is therefore delighted to be able to introduce you to this magnificent venue, not only through its architecture, but also through the music that was popular in Europe in the latter half of the 18th century. To this end, the choir will give two performances combining music and commentary. The programme includes motets composed by some of the most renowned composers of the time: Mozart, Haydn and Gluck.