In November 2019, the composer, conductor and teacher Daan Manneke will turn 80. On October 5th the Groot Omroepkoor will perform several works of Manneke and give the world premiere of ‘Geistliche Dämmerung’…
Daan Manneke can be called the champion of professional choirs and amateur companies, of chamber music ensembles and orchestras, of opera singers and conductors. All the more reason to put this musical centipede in the spotlight. In his music, you hear the reverberation of especially the Renaissance and the Baroque, but if there is something that resonates everywhere, then it is the pure human singing voice as a starting point.
On October 5th Manneke is the sun around which other composers will be performed. The best compliment he ever received in a review: “Daan Manneke is the Sweelinck of our time.”
Huib Ramaer will give a presentation before the concert., at 19.30h.