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Margraten Memorial Concert 2012

On Sunday, September 9, 2012, a concert was be held at the American Cemetery in Margraten for the seventh successive year in honor of the memory of the fallen members of the Allied armed forces of World War II.  
This open-air concert was given by the Limburg Symphony Orchestra.

The program consisted of:

MESSA DA REQUIEM (opus 38 / première 1901)
by Giovanni Sgambati (Rome; 1841/1914).

Performers:
Limburg Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Otto Tausk

Soloist:
Geert Smits, baritone

Brabant Koor (Brabant Choir)
Choral director: Louis Buskens

Giovanni Sgambati was a protégé of Liszt and a supporter of Wagner. Since its premiere in 1901, this Requiem was a particular favorite in Germany and the Netherlands, but later slipped into obscurity. It is therefore high time for a renewed acquaintance with the impressive American Cemetery in Margraten as the backdrop.


The 2012 edition was presented in cooperation with Musica Sacra Maastricht.

Download the Margraten Memorial Concert 2012 brochure here.

Take a look at the 2012 Pictures!