October 25


07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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Chapel for Europe


Chapel for Europe

Rue Van Maerlantstraat 22-24

Brussels, 1040

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the 5th edition of our Festival Chapel for Europe, a series of 5 concerts by talented young artists and celebrated musicians right in the heart of the EU. On Wednesdays evenings 19:00, organized jointly with Pro Musica Pulchra.

5th concert on Wednesday, 25.10.2023 at 19:00 at the Chapel for Europe:


  • Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Music for a while,
    One charming night
    Evening HymnMatthias Weckmann (1616-1674)
    Toccata en la pour orgue (organ)
  • Matthias Weckmann (1616-1674)
    Toccata en la pour orgue (organ)
  • Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Bringt her dem Herrn,
    Ich danke dem Herrn
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Allemande from Suite (cello)
    Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott BWV 721, Choral (organ)
    Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 690, Choral (organ)
    Agnus Dei
    Sooft ich meine Tabakspfeife


Please be on time or come a bit before 19:00, in order to make certain a good seat.

The bilingual German mezzo-soprano Vanessa Fodil studied German, History of Art, and Singing, which became her passion alongside teaching. She perfected her vocal technique with Nobuko Takahashi, then Daniel Ottevaere, François Mulard, and Nicole Kuster.
She combines solo and choral singing in operatic and early music repertoires.
From 2004 to 2007 she was a chorister at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie. From 2007 to 2017 she was associated with the choirs of the following opera companies: l’Atelier lyrique de Tourcoing (dir. Jean-Claude Malgoire) and La Clef des chants.

In 2006, with soprano Cassandra Harvey and virtuoso violist Baptiste Romain, she founded L’Offrande médiévale, an ensemble devoted to early music.
Since 2010 she has sung with Discantus (dir. Brigitte Lesne), an ensemble of women’s voices specializing in the medieval repertoire.
Baroque music remains her favorite repertoire alongside medieval music: in 2009 she sang as a soloist under the direction of Jean-Claude Malgoire in the contemporary baroque creation Songes, a ballet opera by Béatrice Massin in which she was Médée and Armide.

Since 2009, she has often sung in oratorios. She is a regular soloist in La Chapelle du Hainaut conducted by Bruno Deletré (Bach’s Actus Tragicus).
She can be heard in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Les Paysages d’Orphée, with whom she also sang Purcell/Campra’s Airs profanes et sacrés 2008-2009 and Couperin’s 3rd Leçon des Ténèbres 2015-2016.
In 2017 she created the recital Barock, one hour with Monteverdi and Purcell with the violist Françoise Weeger, Phonomuseum Paris.

She performs as a soloist in the 20th-century repertoire (Honegger’s Le Roi David, 2015, Duruflé’s Requiem, So French, French sacred music for voice and organ with soprano Annelies Meskens, Lille Cathedral 2016).

Polyphony plays an important role in her work. She has made a large number of recordings, notably with the Aquarius ensemble (dir. Marc Michael De Smedt). In 2015, she released a CD devoted to Arvo Pärt.

As a recitalist, she benefits from the advice of Karine Deshayes and Delphine Haidan (masterclass in duets at the Lille Opera, 2012).
Finally, keen to promote Mozart’s Arias and Lieder, in 2013 she created the show Mozart enchanter, in which she plays the composer’s sister alongside Jean-Christophe Rigaud and Elsa Cantor. 06 75 67 57 44

Fabienne Alavoine studied music at the Tournai Conservatoire before going on to train as a harpsichordist and organist.

She won first prizes in written and practical harmony, music history, and harpsichord at the Institut de Musique et de Pédagogie musicale in Namur, and first prize in chamber music at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Brussels.

She also holds a higher diploma in harpsichord in Charles Koenig’s class at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and an advanced diploma in harpsichord with Noëlle Spieth at the Conservatoire de Lille.

She also holds first prizes in organ at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons. There she worked with Stéphane Detournay. Passionate about her work, she performs both as a soloist and as a continuo player, in Belgium and abroad. She is a member of the Viva Fiamma ensemble, for two sopranos, baroque cello and harpsichord or organ.

She teaches courses in music education, organ, harpsichord, and music history.

Guillermo Cerviño Wood was born in Chile. He has lived in Brussels since 1979.

At Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles, he obtained the First cello with distinction in the class of Edmond Baert, and in chamber music in Edmond Baert’s class, as well as in chamber music. He completed this with cellists Lluis Claret and Bernard Greenhouse.

He was a member of the Orchestra of the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie and the National Orchestra.

He has taught at the La Hulpe Music Academy and at the Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer.

He is a member of the Ensemble Grupo 46 for Latin American classical music and the Ensemble Viva Fiamma for 2 sopranos and continuo.

He continues his research into cello didactics.


Last year, we were unable to hold this festival due to a lack of financial support from the authorities. This year, the authorities will be making a modest contribution so, we need your participation and we count on your generosity after the concert.

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