World Premiere of Catharsis by Kris Oelbrandt

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The world premiere of Catharsis, by Br Kris Oelbrandt, composer and monk of the abbey Maria Toevlucht of Zundert, will be performed by the pianist Jean-Michel Dayez at the Westvest Church in Schiedam on Feb. 28. Brother Kris will be present at the event and will give an introduction about his composition…  

The world premiere of Catharsis, by Brother Kris Oelbrandt, composer and monk of the abbey Maria Toevlucht of Zundert, will be performed by the pianist Jean-Michel Dayez at the Westvest Church in Schiedam on Feb. 28. The work is based on the seventh chapter of the Rule for monks, by Saint Benedict, which tells in twelve steps how a monk can ascend to true humility. Saint Benedict wrote this rule in the 6th century as a guide to the monastic life of his time, and is to this day a source of inspiration for many. The piano cycle begins in a very boisterous manner in the beginning, but ends in extreme serenity; one experiences the music as a path of contemplation, purification, and catharsis.

Brother Kris will be present at the event and will give an introduction about his composition.

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