100 Years Armistice Flanders Fields - Zonnebeke

Commemorative Ceremony
Zonnebeke

The end of the centenary commemorations of the First World War (2014-2018) will be marked during the weekend of 9-11 November 2018 by a number of special events.

Programme in Zonnebeke:

Saturday 10 november 2018
- 18h: Passchendaele Ceremony with torchlight procession (Crest Farm Memorial, Canadalaan Passendaele)
The Canadian intake of Passchendaele on 10 November 1917 marked the end of the Battle of Passchendaele. The municipality of Zonnebeke and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 commemorate this annually with a ceremony at the Crest Farm Memorial and a torchlight procession. The procession follows the course of the bloody last hundred meters of the attack and ends at the church of Passchendaele.

- 21h: Concert Distortion, a Hymn to Liberty with Dirk Brossé, Sioen en Jef Neve (Castle Park, Zonnebeke)
In 2014, the Flemish Government approached Dirk Brossé, Jef Neve and Frederik Sioen to work together on the composition of a new work for this remembrance concert. The three composers - each with a different musical background - were asked to create a single piece, a hymn to commemorate what happened between 1914 and 1918. After much reading, historical research, frank discussion and fruitful interaction, they eventually found a theme on which they could all agree. And so Distortion, a Hymn to Liberty was born. The title speaks for itself. Ultimate freedom, both for individuals and nations, could only be achieved at the cost of distortion. People were torn away from everything they held dear and no longer knew the difference between up or down, good or bad. Even so, fighting for freedom, in itself a contradiction, was necessary at the time to survive. The result of this collaboration is a unique masterpiece, in which each composer has used his own musical style and language to make a personal contribution to this lyrical exploration of the themes of ‘peace and freedom’. Each composer worked in complete independence. The only thing that bound them together was their love for the expressive power of music and their respect for each other’s talent. The outcome is a mosaic of different atmospheres, gripping emotions and refined timbres.

More info on www.100yearsarmistice.be

Theme: 
World War

Contact information

Address: 
Zonnebeke
Berten Pilstraat 5 , Box: A
8980 Zonnebeke
Phone/Fax:
+32 51 77 04 41

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When:
  • 10/11/2018 at 18:00 untill 10/11/2018 at 23:59
    Add to Calendar 10/11/2018 18:00 10/11/2018 23:59 Europe/Brussels 100 Years Armistice Flanders Fields - Zonnebeke

    The end of the centenary commemorations of the First World War (2014-2018) will be marked during the weekend of 9-11 November 2018 by a number of special events.

    Programme in Zonnebeke:

    Berten Pilstraat 5, 8980 Zonnebeke DD/MM/YYYY

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