- The Last Post Association presents -

The Great War
Remembered Concert

Live after WWI

9 & 11 Nov. 2019

St-Martin's Cathedral, Ypres, Belgium

What to expect?


Each year on 11 November the Last Post Association organizes the Great War Remembered concert in St. Martin’s Cathedral in Ypres. This year, the concert once again wishes to contribute to the nation’s annual day of remembrance for those who died by turning the clock back 100 years and immersing our public in the atmosphere of the Great War. Instrumental and vocal music of the very highest quality, combined with a series of original First World War images, make this concert a unique experience.

We offer our 2,700 spectators a moving musical evocation of one of the world’s most terrible conflicts in the imposing setting of Ypres magnificent cathedral. The concert is one of the main fundraising activities of the Last Post Association. This year, the 16th edition of the concert will take place.

Music

Where words fail, music speaks. Music gather people across borders, even across the border of life and death. Music is what makes us human.

Images

We evoke the atmosphere of the Great War, by combining light and images. The wide-ranging musical program is reinforced by original WW1 images and recordings. These are projected on various large screens in the unique setting of the St-Martin’s Cathedral.

Hymns & Songs

The songs, performed by top choirs and soloists, guarantee an emotional experience. The hymns and songs, combined with striking WW1 images, result in a moving variable mix.

The Great War Remembered Concert
The Great War Remembered Concert

Practical information


The Great War Remembered concert takes place in the magnificent setting of the St-Martin’s Cathedral in Ypres, Belgium on November 9th and 11th, 2019. The people enjoy a moving 1,5-hour light and sound spectacle for young and less young. It is an unforgettable experience.

Saturday 09/11

- 17h00 -

16h15

Doors

17h00

Start concert

18h30

End concert

Saturday 09/11

- 20h30 -

19h45

Doors

20h30

Start concert

22h00

End concert

Monday 11/11

- 17h00 -

16h15

Doors

17h00

Start concert

18h30

End concert

Tickets 2019


Do you look forward to the concert of 2019? Buy your tickets now! You can order online or at the desk of the Tourist Office, Market Square 34, 8900 Ieper.

Our participants


The Great War Remembered concert celebrated its 16th edition. The organisation of this event is only possible, thanks to the cooperation of many participants.

Royal Harmony Ypriana, led by director Nico Logghe for more than 25 years, has become a contemporary orchestra with over 80 gifted musicians. A few of them are genuine professional players. What makes the band so distinctive, is its unwearying omnipresence in all kinds of different segments.

Royal Harmony Ypriana

Band

Royal Harmony Ypriana, led by director Nico Logghe for more than 25 years, has become a contemporary orchestra with over 80 gifted musicians. A few of them are genuine professional players. What makes the band so distinctive, is its unwearying omnipresence in all kinds of different segments.

The Ypres Surrey Pipes and Drums first saw the light of day in 2007. Under the leadership of Pipe-Major Eric Remy, the YSPD has grown not only into a fine band, but also a close group of friends.

Ypres Surrey Pipes & Drums

Band

The Ypres Surrey Pipes and Drums first saw the light of day in 2007. Under the leadership of Pipe-Major Eric Remy, the YSPD has grown not only into a fine band, but also a close group of friends. Weekly rehearsals over many years allow the group to perform as a complete and harmonious musical whole.

The Last Post, is daily played under the Menin Gate in honour of the memory of the soldiers of the former British Empire and its allies, who died in the Ypres Salient during the First World War.

Last Post Association

Buglers

The Last Post, is daily played under the Menin Gate in honour of the memory of the soldiers of the former British Empire and its allies, who died in the Ypres Salient during the First World War.

Chorus, led by director Tineke Devoghel, is a choir with 4 mixed voices. It is accompanied by its own limited orchestra including a piano, flutes, clarinets, a trumpet and when required some specific instruments, e.g. a bagpipe.

Chorus

Choir

Chorus, led by director Tineke Devoghel, is a choir with 4 mixed voices. It is accompanied by its own limited orchestra including a piano, flutes, clarinets, a trumpet and when required some specific instruments, e.g. a bagpipe.

As a conductor of various orchestras Nico built a solid reputation. He won several awards at international music competitions and shared large stages with famous artists. At this time, Nico Logghe is artistic director of the Jongelingskring, the Royal Harmony Ypriana as well as the chamber orchestra Westhoek Consort.

Nico Logghe

Musical director

As a conductor of various orchestras Nico built a solid reputation. He won several awards at international music competitions and shared large stages with famous artists. At this time, Nico Logghe is artistic director of the Jongelingskring, the Royal Harmony Ypriana as well as the chamber orchestra Westhoek Consort.

Tineke is director of the ‘Chorus’ choir and music ensemble, ‘De Reutelnoot’ and the Ieper Children’s Orchestra. She plays flute and piccolo in the Royal Ypriana Concert Band and in the ‘Jongelingskring’ Royal Concert Orchestra.

Tineke Devoghel

Musical director

Tineke is director of the ‘Chorus’ choir and music ensemble, ‘De Reutelnoot’ and the Ieper Children’s Orchestra. She plays flute and piccolo in the Royal Ypriana Concert Band and in the ‘Jongelingskring’ Royal Concert Orchestra.

Sean Ruane vervolledigde zijn studies bij de Royal Northern College of Music. Sinds zijn professionele debuut in 2001, heeft Sean overal ter wereld opgetreden, van Europa tot de Verenigde Staten, Australië en Nieuw-Zeeland.

Bart Cafmeyer

Artistic director

Bart directed various musical groups and is known for a number of spectacles, cultural walks and parades, such as the 3-yearly Cats Festival in Ypres.

Sean Ruane vervolledigde zijn studies bij de Royal Northern College of Music. Sinds zijn professionele debuut in 2001, heeft Sean overal ter wereld opgetreden, van Europa tot de Verenigde Staten, Australië en Nieuw-Zeeland.

Luka Bloom

Soloist

The life and work of Luka Bloom are characterized by words, carried by the melodies that his heart gives him. Armed with his acoustic guitar and great voice, he puts every audience in his back pocket.

Maaike Cafmeyer graduated as Master of Drama at the conservatory of Gent, Belgium.

Maaike Cafmeyer

Soloist

Maaike Cafmeyer graduated as Master of Drama at the conservatory of Gent, Belgium. Besides theater and TV work, multi-talent Maaike also appears on regular occasions in musicals and is often invited for voice-overs in animated movies.

Kobe Sercu is a nurse at the Jan Yperman hospital in Ieper. He often write songs about events and experiences that coloured his life.

Kobe Sercu

Soloist

Kobe Sercu is a nurse at the Jan Yperman hospital in Ieper. He often write songs about events and experiences that coloured his life. Happiness, joy, sadness, anger, love, … are woven in his texts. Kobe mainly sings in the local dialect.


Tickets


You can buy your tickets online, but there are also tickets available at the desk of the Tourist Office, Market Square 34, 8900 Ieper (no possibility to make reservations)

Date

Time

Zone

Price

Tickets

Saturday 09/11

17h00

Zone A - Main entrance

€ 40,00

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Saturday 09/11

17h00

Zone B - Side entrance

€ 30,00

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Saturday 09/11

20h30

Zone A - Main entrance

€ 40,00

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Saturday 09/11

20h30

Zone B - Side entrance

€ 30,00

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Monday 11/11

17h00

Zone A - Main entrance

€ 40,00

Order tickets

Monday 11/11

17h00

Zone B - side entrance

€ 30,00

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Saturday 09/11 - 17h00

Zone A - Main entrance - € 40,00

Saturday 09/11 - 17h00

Zone B - Side entrance - € 30,00

Saturday 09/11 - 20h30

Zone A - Main entrance - € 40,00

Saturday 09/11 - 20h30

Zone B - Side entrance - € 30,00

Monday 11/11 - 17h00

Zone A - Main entrance - € 40,00

Monday 11/11 - 17h00

Zone B - Side entrance - € 30,00

Available zones

This is an overview of the zones for attendees (in red) and the podium (in blue).
Available options are Zone A – Main entrance or Zone B – Side entrance.

Zone A
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Zone B
Zitplaatsen op The Great War Remembered concert - Zone B
The Great War Remembered concert gaat door in de Sint-Maartenskathedraal die in de Eerste Wereldoorlog volledig werd vernield en nadien werd heropgebouwd.

Address

Saint-Martin Cathedral, Ypres – Belgium
The concert takes place in the Saint-Martin’s Cathedral, that was completely destroyed during the First World War and rebuild afterwards.

Parking
: Due to the commemoration activities, parking opportunities in the centre of town are very limited. More information: Ypres Tourist OfficeE toerisme@ieper.be - T +32 57 239 220
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Relive previous editions


The previous 15 editions have also been very successful. Below, you find some impressions of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Special thanks


Special thanks to BNP Paribas Fortis
Vredesstad Ieper, sponsor of the concert

Tickets 2019


Do you look forward to the concert of 2019? Buy your tickets now! You can order online or at the desk of the Tourist Office, Market Square 34, 8900 Ieper.

The Great War
Remembered Concert

Life after WWI

Practical information
What people say ...
"it was again a magnificent performance, with sensitive touches, a tear and a smile..."
- Tineke Rosseel