B’Rock ft. Kalle Kalima

Songs between life and death, with soprano Olivia Vermeulen


€ 14,7 Early Bird (?)
€ 21 Presale / € 8 student
€ 24 Box office / € 11 student
€ 4.2 Uitpas / EDC


Numbered seats - theater

19:00 Doors
20:15 Concert

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B'Rock Orchestra & Vocal Consort - Life & Death

The great themes of life invariably lead to great art; many classical composers were inspired by them. In a well-balanced program, together with the B'Rock Orchestra, you will navigate between joy and intense sorrow, between life and death. 

Finnish composer and jazz guitarist Kalle Kalima joins B'Rock again after the five-star rated opera production "Dido & Aeneas Remembered." He is composing new work that connects the Bach atmosphere of the program, creating a musical journey through a sound world of transfiguration and death.

Top Dutch soprano Olivia Vermeulen shines in the most expressive arias from German and English Baroque music. Among them are some gems that never lose their luster, such as "When I am laid" from Dido and Aeneas and "Tief gebückt und voller Reue" from the cantata of Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut. 

Life & Death
Olivia Vermeulen (mezzo-soprano), Kalle Kalima (electric guitar, composition), Andreas Küppers (keys, artistic direction), Cecilia Bernardini (concertmaster)

The Program

  • J.L. Bach: Wir wissen, so unser irdisches Haus 
  • J.C. Bach: Ach dass ich Wassers g'nug hätte 
  • Kalle Kalima: Lamento of Dry Rivers (commissioned by B'Rock)
  • J.S. Bach: Erbarme Dich, mein Gott, from St. Matthew Passion 
  • J.C. Bach: Es ist nun aus mit meinem Leben 
  • Kalle Kalima: Halbvoller Reue (commissioned by B'Rock)
  • J.S. Bach: Tief gebückt und voller Reue from Cantata "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut"


  • Kalle Kalima: Remember Me: Quintuplet Variation, Guitar Variation & Overture, from: "Dido & Aeneas, Remembered" 
  • H. Purcell: from "Dido & Aeneas: Overture, Thy Hand Belinda, When I am laid, With drooping Wings, Witches Dance
  • H. Purcell: Evening Hymn (Now that the sun hath veiled his light)
  • Kalle Kalima: May my mistakes make me
  • Th. Morley: I heard a voice from Heaven
  • J. Blow: from "Venus and Adonis: A Ground, With solemn pomp, Mourn for thy servant



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