Category Archives: music

I am an American | 20210121


I am an American ~ Music : The Star-Spangled Banner – U.S.A by Ian Post | Artlist ~ Film : 20210121 | Michel van der Burg | 1-Memo•com | Miracles•Media
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Saint Amour


Crystal glasses I hand-engraved in 1978 & 2015 Saint-Amour Beaujolais – Boxing Day 2020 😉
Saint Amour ~ Music : Ellens Gesang III in F Major (Gounod) by Michele Nobler | Artlist ~ Film : 20201227 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com | Miracles•Media

Christmas Carols


Christmas carols by the Church Choir Igls-Lans on the village square in the little mountain town Igls (Innsbruck, Tyrol) Austria at the traditional Bergweihnacht the 23rd of december, here in 2008.
Christmas Carols ~ Music : Kirchenchor Igls-Lans – Bergweihnacht Igls Dec 23, 2008 ~ Film : 20201223 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com | Miracles•Media

Kaarsjesavond Candle Night Gouda


The people of Gouda in Holland burn candles at the traditional december candle night ‘Kaarsjesavond’ all over the historic town center, where Adrie Vergeer’s Gouda street organs ‘Pansfluiter’ (Pan whistler) and ‘Het Zonnetje’ (Little Sun) play, and the kids of Music school Gouda. When the candles in the giant tree on the central market square are lit, the Carillon is played by Boudewijn Zwart, and Gouda songs (Als de kaarsjes branden… Gouda stad van …) by Desiree Coumans with John de Heij (guitar) and Nils Davidse (piano) – sound on that freezing cold (-7°C / 19°F) Friday night December 16, 2008 in front of a massive crowd at the town hall in the city center of Gouda , Holland. Mensen in Gouda, bedankt!

Kaarsjesavond Candle Night Gouda ~ Music : Violins of the Kids Muziekschool Gouda , Street organs Pansfluiter & Het Zonnetje (Adrie Vergeer), Carillon by Boudewijn Zwart, songs by Desiree Coumans with John de Heij and Nils Davidse – Dec. 16, 2008 … Gouda people thanks! ~ Film : 20201211 Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

I am not at war | KONTRARIE


‘I am not at war’ performed by solidarity choir KONTRARIE at the 20th commemoration of Transport XX on 21 April 2013 in Boortmeerbeek, Belgium. Theme this 20th commemoration : “In the track of Transport XX after 70 years”. Dutch: 20e herdenking – “In het spoor van Transport XX na 70 jaar”.

With a roaring special contribution by a helicopter 😉

I am not at war with anyone
I am not at war with anyone
Go away warplanes
You bring fear and shame
I am not at war with anyone

I give my love to Iraq, and to America
I give my love to Israel, and to Palestine
We could live as one
Between the sea and sun
I am not at war with anyone

I don’t need to be friends with everyone
But I’d like to live in peace with everyone
This rush to war is wrong
And so I sing this song
I am not at war with anyone
I am not at war with anyone

I am not at war with anyone
I am not at war with anyone
Go away warplanes
You bring fear and shame
I am not at war with anyone
I am not at war with anyone

I am not at war ~ Performance : April 21, 2013 by Strijdkoor KONTRARIE | kontrarie.be ~ Words and Music: Luka Bloom ~ Music Adaptation: Luc Wynants (conductor KONTRARIE) ~ Film : 20201130 Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

Making-of PUSH Opera Virtual Finale


Behind-the-scenes late night video editing work with London (UK) based videographer Shogo Hino ( Shogo Media ) a few days before the premiere online April 19th 2020 of this work, the virtual PUSH Opera – Finale with giant choir – Lockdown 2020 🇧🇪 🇬🇧.

The final film hosted by composer Howard Moody via YouTube is presented on my site in the post : Virtual Opera PUSH Epilogue ~ Ma Vie N’est Que Miracles – Link https://michelvanderburg.com/2020/04/19/virtual-opera-push-epilogue-ma-vie-nest-que-miracles/

More than 150 singers from the UK & Belgium have recorded the finale of PUSH and film editor Shogo Hino has edited the result into a virtual performance uniting the four casts and choruses.

Screening started in the night of the 19th April 2020, exactly 77 years after three Brussels resistance heroes stopped the Nazi train Transport XX, transporting 1600 Jewish deportees to Auschwitz, and more than 200 prisoners escaped from the train before the German border.

Based on Simon Gronowski’s story
Epilogue from the opera PUSH – based on the story of Simon Gronowski – an 11 year old Jewish boy who was pushed from the train – Transport XX – by his mother on the way to Auschwitz. Documented in the film “Transport XX to Auschwitz” presented here – https://michelvanderburg.com/2013/04/19/transport-xx-to-auschwitz/

A virtual performance during the April 2020 Corona virus lockdown by members of the casts from previous productions of PUSH in Battle, Chichester, Salisbury, London and Brussels.

Composer and librettist Howard Moody on piano, Carlos Bruneel on flute, and with the soloists James Newby, Sheva Tehoval, Tereza Gevorgyan, Ivan Ludlow, Lars Thorkildsen, Ciaran o’Donovan and Eleanor Farmer. Soundmix and additional production by Adrian Zolotuhin.

Film editing by Shogo Hino | @shogomedia.

Additional video work from the Miracles project together with Richard & Karen Bloom by Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media .

With special thanks to Simon Gronowski, and Linda Lovrovic, Sue Kent, Sally Lampitt, Chris Stones, Jill Hoskings, Claire Apel, Jo Nicolai, Philippe Paque, Benoît Giaux, Andrea Frankenthal, and Sarah Ehrlich.

In memory of the three members of the Belgian resistance Jean Franklemon, Robert Maistriau and Youra Livschitz, whose bravery in April 1943 saved the lives of many, as our health workers continue to do today.

News and background is updated in this post : Opera PUSH – online via OperaVision – https://michelvanderburg.com/2020/08/07/opera-push-online-via-operavision/

Howard Moody Website – https://www.howardmoody.co.uk/

Sculpture by Koenraad Tinel

Making-of PUSH Opera Virtual Finale ~ PUSH : Howard Moody and co-workers | howardmoody.co.uk ~ Screen recording : Shogo Hino | @shogomedia ~ Film : 20201114 Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

OperaVision | Virtual Opera PUSH Finale

Finale with virtual chorus from Howard Moody’s PUSH – Lockdown Version 2020

Epilogue from the opera Push – based on the story of Simon Gronowski, an 11 year old Jewish boy who was pushed from the train (Convoi XX) on April 19 1943 by his mother, on the way to Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

A virtual performance during the April 2020 Coronavirus lockdown by members of the casts from previous productions of Push in Battle, Chichester, Salisbury, London and Brussels.

Composer and librettist Howard Moody on piano, Carlos Bruneel on flute, and with the soloists James Newby, Sheva Tehoval, Tereza Gevorgyan, Ivan Ludlow, Lars Thorkildsen, Ciaran o’Donovan and Eleanor Farmer.

Soundmix and additional production by Adrian Zolotuhin.

Film editing by Shogo Hino.

Howard Moody Website – howardmoody.co.uk

Additional video work from the Miracles project by Michel van der Burg, and Richard & Karen Bloom | Miracles.Media .

With special thanks to Simon Gronowski, and Linda Lovrovic, Sue Kent, Sally Lampitt, Chris Stones, Jill Hoskings, Claire Apel, Jo Nicolai, Philippe Paque, Benoît Giaux, Andrea Frankenthal, and Sarah Ehrlich.

In memory of the three members of the Belgian resistance Jean Franklemon, Robert Maistriau and Youra Livschitz, whose bravery in April 1943 saved the lives of many, as our health workers continue to do today.

The OperaVision Facebook video.  Watch both this 2020 Lockdown Virtual PUSH Finale   , and the 2019 recording of the full opera PUSH online via OperaVision.