In 2020, Ghent is honouring its greatest Flemish Master: Jan Van Eyck. Together with various cultural partners, the City of Ghent is setting up a titillating programme. And so is Flanders Festival Ghent! Let’s reveal a glimpse of what you can expect.
Arvo Pärt’s world premiere
Inspired by Van Eyck's masterpiece The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, the famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt created Agnus Dei, the adoration of the Lamb. He will personally present this brand new composition in St Bavo's Cathedral during Flanders Festival Ghent. None other than Collegium Vocale Gent will perform the music. This vocal ensemble of conductor Philippe Herreweghe will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020.
The concert will take place in September 2020 during Flanders Festival Ghent.
In mid-May 2020 we will launch the full festival programme. Register here and we'll inform you once the date is announced for the concert and the ticket sale starts!
Check out the Van Eyck 2020 programme at www.visitgent.be