September 27


07:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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Chapel for Europe


Chapel for Europe

Rue Van Maerlantstraat 22-24

Brussels, 1040

The Festival Chapel for Europe is back!!
We have the pleasure of inviting you to the 5th edition of our Festival Chapel for Europe, organized jointly with Pro Musica Pulchra.

Treat yourself to inspiring classical music. Enjoy performances by talented young artists and celebrated musicians right in the heart of the EU.

1st concert on Wednesday, 27.09.2023 at 19:00 at the Chapel for Europe:


Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 – 1621) | Toccata Noni toni, SwWV 297
Thomas Babou (Liège 1656 – Liège 1740) | Pièce variée pas Mr Babou (Chaconne)
Louis Couperin (1626 – 1661) | Chaconne
André Campra (1680 – 1744) | O dulcis amor
Andrea Gabrieli (1533 – 1585) | Fantasia allegra per organo
Giuseppe Maria Curcio (1752 – 1832) | Benedicam Dominum
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 – 1707) | Prealudium in g BuxWV 163
Johann Christoph Bach (1642 – 1703) | Lamento
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Solfeggio en Fa K.393.2 (Thème du Christe Eleyson de la Messe en ut)
“Zerfliesset heut, geliebte Brüder” K.483
“Ihr unsre neuen Leiter” K. 484
Ouverture und Allegro K.399.1

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

Paul VAN WAAS comes from a family of musicians. From an early age, he enjoyed playing all kinds of musical instruments and joined the children’s choir of La Monnaie, where he sang in several operas (Carmen, Werther).

In 2002, his passion for French chanson was born. He took lessons with the American singer Gyle Waddy, as well as with Daria De Martinoff. In 2003, he began writing his own songs.

In 2005, he entered the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles in jazz singing, where he studied with prestigious teachers such as Arnould Massart, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, and Michel Paré. That same year, he was invited to join the Swingin’ Voices Jazz Choir, directed by Vincent Antoine. He then entered Thierry Migliorini’s class at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons. His singing studies culminated in a Specialised Master’s degree and a Master’s degree in teaching.

Since then, he has been involved in teaching opera, pop/rock, French chanson, and musical comedy at the Court-St-Etienne – Ottignies-LLN academy. He also directs several choirs there. He is also the singer and arranger for the a capella vocal group “Just After 5”, and composes a number of theme songs, music for TV series, and children’s songs for the duo “Biscotte & Brioche” sponsored by Christian Merveille, as well as recording in the studio for various artists.

All this doesn’t stop him from singing so-called “classical” music with great pleasure!
As you will have gathered, he has a very broad musical horizon!

It’s hard to define Guy VAN WAAS… In the tradition of baroque and classical musicians, he has a very broad musical horizon, ranging from the early clarinet to the organ, from the harpsichord to the pianoforte, not forgetting orchestral conducting.

He has had the privilege of working with some excellent teachers, including the late Robert Kohnen, who taught harpsichord at the Mons Conservatoire, and Walter Weller, who taught conducting at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. His long collaboration with Frans Bruggen at the Orchestre de XVIIIème has had a considerable impact on his approach to music.

After his career as a clarinetist in Belgium (Monnaie, RTBF), he specialized in the early clarinet. With this instrument, he has played in all the great concert halls of the world in ensembles such as the Orchestre du XVIIIème siècle, the Orchestre des Champs Élysées, the Concert des Nations, the Akademie für Alte Musik/Berlin, Les Arts Florissants and many others.


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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