for 2 singers, 9 musicians, choir, children's choir + dancers

Version 1: Fauré with orchestration by Wim Henderickx
Version 2: Fauré with additional music and orchestration by Wim Henderickx

REQUIEM is based on the eponymous work from Gabriel Fauré. This new work was commissioned by Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in 2016 as part of the production EAST, in which three choreographers who find themselves on the border between East and West, have chosen this balancing act as their common theme. The work of English-Bengali Akram Khan, the Israeli Ohad Naharin and the Belgian-Moroccan Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui will fuse in this performance.

For choreopgrapher Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and dancers of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen Wim Henderickx composed a new version of Fauré's Requiem. A soprano, a bass-baritone, 8 musicians of the HERMESensemble, qanun player Osama Abdulrasol and choir and children's choir of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen will perform Wim Henderickx's new Requiem, which is all about blending, with great respect for the various traditions.
The Requiem as a serene and contemplative plea for the emancipation of humankind.


Available with Wim Henderickx


Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)


REQUIEM for 2 singers, 9 musicians, choir, children's choir + dancers (2016)
premiere: 18 March 2017 at the Opera in Ghent (BE)
Production EAST
Amel Brahim Djelloul, soprano
Simon Schmidt, bass-baritone

HERMESensemble (flute, clarinet, horn, harmonium, violin, viola, cello & double bass)
Osama Abdulrasol, Qanun
Choir + children's choir of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, cond. Jan Schweiger
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, choreographer
dancers of the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen