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200 years Silent Night

13.12.2018 18:30
Brussels, Chapel of the Resurrection
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"Silent Night" is the world's most well‑known Christmas carol and celebrates its 200th birthday this year. Translated into countless languages, it gives hope and comfort to millions of people. The song was written and composed in Salzburg in 1818 by Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber, but it was singers from Tyrol who carried it out into the world. Even back then, not only the right melody, but also the ideal interpreters were needed to turn it into a "world hit". The story of how “Silent Night” became famous all over the world is a story full of courage, talent and a few lucky coincidences.

Musical accompaniment:

  • Girls’ choir of the Musisches Gymnasium Salzburg
  • Flautists from the Mozarteum University Salzburg
  • Familiendreigesang Kröll from Tyrol


Venue: Chapel of the Resurrection, Rue Van Maerlant 22-24. 1000 Brussels

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