The Juliet Letters
The new concert series of the Vlaams Radiokoor juxtaposes the satirical and mournfully sarcastic song cycle The Juliet Letters, written by Elvis Costello and inspired by an Italian professor who replied to the fictitious letters of Juliet Capulet, with bittersweet choral works. These various stories are artistic mirrors to the social topics that are at the heart of De Vrouwenraad (The Council of Women): abuse of power, toxic relationships, stalking, emancipation, intrafamily violence, femicide.
Write your own letter to Juliet
De Vrouwenraad and the Vlaams Radiokoor want to hear your story and invite everyone to write a letter to Juliet about how they experience love in all aspects: the beautiful, sweet and loving experiences, but also the ugly, harsh and painful sides. It is an open call: there are no right or wrong stories. The aim is to touch upon everything that love can be in an unfiltered way: the frustrations, mundane, conflict, passion, tenderness...
A number of letters will be compiled in a special publication accompanied by commentary by De Vrouwenraad, made available during the concerts. It will be a book full of personal stories and - sometimes painful - tales about love, mundanity, disillusionment, seeking to bring support, empowerment and reflection.