PROJECTS

COLE PORTER

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For several years, Wilfried has been exploring the oeuvre of American composer Cole Porter, who coupled genius songwriting with a highly interesting life and a sparkling philosophy. Porter’s wonderful melodies, inventive rhythms and dazzling humor have yet to lose their touch 50 years after his passing.

  • 'A Tribute to Cole Porter', 5 CD box set featuring 82 Porter songs
  • Obtained a doctoral degree with highest distinction for his PhD 'Cole Porter's Legacy'
  • Central guest at Concertgebouw Brugge's Cole Porter Festival
  • Performing 320 Cole Porter songs at Antwerp's Rataplan, published at coleporteranthology.com
  • New CD 'When Love Comes to Call' with Jos Machtel and Peter Hertmans
  • Documentary 'Looking for Cole' with Lou Demeyere and Simon Van den Brande
 

CLASSICAL MUSIC

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Thoroughly at home in the world of oratorio, Wilfried has covered much of the standard repertoire (Mozart, Verdi, Fauré Requiem – Haydn’s Schopfung & Jahreszeiten etc.)

In opera he has shown himself as an ardent performer of Gounod’s ‘Méphistophélès’ (Faust) , Bizet’s ‘Escamillo’ (Carmen)  or Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’. He has sung all of Verdi’s aria’s for bass-baritone with several distinguished orchestras.

He recorded an album with French Opera Arias, that was widely acclaimed.  In the Lied domain he recently performed Brahms ‘Vier Ernste Gesänge’ with Liebrecht van Beckevoort and Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’ with Daniel Blumenthal.

 

SACRED MUSIC

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As manager of the Saint Paul’s Church Music Chapel, Wilfried is artistically responsible for the orchestral mass tradition in the Saint Paul’s Church of Antwerp. Together with chief conductor Ivo Venkov and soprano Emilie De Voght, he founded the ‘Sint-Paulus Camerata’, a chamber choir consisting of professional soloists.

Official website for orchestral masses and concerts at Saint Paul’s: www.muziekinsintpaulus.be

Wilfried also produced a DVD documentary on Saint Paul's orchestral mass tradition, captured by Lou Demeyere.

With organist Peter Van de Velde and violinist Nadja Nevolovitsch, Wilfried recorded a recital of Marian songs in Antwerp’s Our Lady’s Cathedral.