Commissioned by Trinity Wall Street as part of their “Mass Re-Imaginings” Project, Mass for the Endangered is a hymn for the voiceless and the discounted, a requiem for the not-yet-gone. The six-movement piece appeals for parity, compassion, and protection, from a mindset—a malignance or apathy—that threatens to destroy the planet we all are meant to share.

The intense parts of the Mass are interspersed with brief piano interludes, providing moments for reflection and contemplation: how will our present generation ensure a habitable planet for the next? What steps are we taking today to create a sustainable future for our planet, ensuring the well-being of our children and grandchildren?

The Vlaams Radiokoor presents this contemporary mass in honour of Earth Day, calling not only for compassion and protection through music but also emphasising the need for heightened awareness, urgency, and, most importantly, action.

programme

Peteris Vasks
Lidzenuma ainavas (Plainscapes)

Sarah Kirkland Snider
Mass for the Endangered

George David Weiss & George Douglas
What a Wonderful World

Richard Danielpour
An Elegy for Our Time

Michael Nyman
If

Bryce Dessner
Song for Octave

Alain De Ley
Berceuse voor Zita

with the support of Beside Tax Shelter and the Belgian Tax Shelter

discover the first movement of the mass. Visual created by Deborah Johnson / CandyStations :

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start to forage

Exploring urban nature around Flagey: uncover the hidden secrets of the Brussels’ sidewalks with forest to plate!

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programme notes

Immerse yourself in the music with the programme notes by Aurélie Walschaert.

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libretto

The libretto by Nathaniel Bellows for Mass for the Endangered is a celebration of, and a lament for the natural world—animals, plants, insects, the planet itself—a call for greater awareness, urgency, and action.

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Cathedral for the Endangered

Composer Kirkland Snider, writer Bellows, and visual artist Deborah Johnson (aka CandyStations) meld their talents to address the dangers of climate change. Check out the article and discover their approach.

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Heilig-Kruisplein | 1050 Brussels

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