This month, enjoy the Lëtzebuerger Lidderfouer! The second edition takes place on 12 June 2016 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Centre.
Launched in 2015 at the initiative of the European Institute of Choral Singing (INECC), the Lëtzebuerger Lidderfouer aims at bringing together in one place all of the actors of Luxembourg's musical scene, giving the opportunity to the public to discover the extraordinary variety of the Luxembourg repertoire of vocal music and getting an overview of the different contact points. The event's principle has so far been unique, interested parties can obtain information from the documentation centres and musical archives, as well as from music publishers, and get into contect with institutes and associations experts.
Uniting more than 16 partners in 2016, the Lidderfouer is a young but promising event, which intends to expand its scope over the years, from vocal music to other musical genres, thus bringing together even more partners. As such, it will be able to evolve towards a key event of Luxembourg's musical life.
For the 2016 edition, a vast programme of concerts is being offered to the public. The Lidderfouer opens its gates on Sunday, 12 June at 11 a.m. to the sounds of street organs. From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., concerts will enthrall the event every half hour. Entrance is free.
The complete programme, as well as the presentation of the participating choirs can be consulted on the website www.bnl.lu.
The day's closing performance will be the Air final from the Sainte Passion selon St. Jean by Luxembourg composer Jean-Pierre Kemmer, performed by all of the attending choirs together. The scientific publication of this masterpiece was made by the National Library's (BnL) Musical Research and Documentation Centre (Centre d'études et de documentation musicales, Cedom) on the basis of a handwritten autographed partition preserved at the BnL in the Kemmer collection, which contains some 700 works.
Participating choirs and timetable:
- 11:00 Barrel organ: Guy Arend
- 12:00 Barrel organ: André Biver
- 13:45 Sangklupp vun der Schoul Ettelbréck, dir. Claude Weber
- 14:15 Chœur d’enfants Heischter Gënzebléien, dir. Joëlle Wiseler
- 14:45 The Duke’s Singers, dir. Jeff Mack
- 15:00 Chorale Ste Cécile de Strassen, dir. Jean Wagner
- 15:15 Ensemble vocal de l’Université du Luxembourg, dir. Philippe Partridge
- 15:30 Sängerbond Helvetia, dir. Andy Loor
- 15:45 Cercle vocal Bel Val-Metzerlach, dir. Jean Wagner
- 16:00 Chœur d’hommes Cantus Gaudium, dir. Nancy Back
- 16:15 Out of Office, dir. Nicolas Billaux
- 16:30 Jubilate Musica, dir. Nicolas Billaux
- 16:45 Lëtzebuerger Lidderchouer INECC et Serge Tonnar
- 16:55 d’Cojellico’s Jangen, dir. Jean-Paul Majerus
- 17:15 Chœurs réunis – Air final de La Sainte Passion selon St Jean de Jean-Pierre Kemmer
- 17:30 End
Partners and organisers:
- Ministry of Culture
- Ministry of Education, Children and Youth
- Institut européen de chant choral (INECC) – general coordination
- Centre d’études et de documentation musicales (Cedom) of the Luxembourg National Library (BnL) – general coordination
- Centre culturel de rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster "Neimënster"
- Radio 100komma7
- City of Luxembourg
- Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA)
- SACEM Luxembourg
- CID / Fraen an Gender
- Luxembourg Music Publishers (LMP)
- Luxembourg University
- Actioun Lëtzebuergesch
- Union Grand-Duc Adolphe (UGDA)
- Union Saint Pie X
(Source: Luxembourg National Library / Institut européen de chant choral)