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8.11.2018 - 10.3.2019

Religion. Healing. Dividing

From 8 November, the dialogue museum PARCUM offers the thematic exhibition 'Religion. Healing. Dividing'. This exhibition highlights the duality of religion in war and peace. Peace is the heart of almost every religion, but countless wars are waged in the name of God. Religion reconciles, but it also creates conflict...

 

De vredesbeiaard staat in de klokkentoren.

11.11.2018

Peace Carillon

On November 11, the Peace Carillon will resound on the domain of the Park Abbey. The carillon is all about peace and reconciliation. It is a replica of the original carillon: it will count 40 bells and weigh 9,500 kg!

 

Chronological overview

Every Saturday and Sunday (at 2 pm)

Individuele rondleiding in de Abdij van Park

Guided tour

Every weekend, there are guided tours for individuals at Park Abbey. A guide takes you to the heart of the abbey under restoration. During the tour you are given a unique look behind the scenes of different sections of the building, such as the cloister, the chapter house, etc.

 

04.11.2018 & 09.12.2018

Zangers verzamelen in het Huis van de Polyfonie

DeVespers

DeVespers is a peaceful, Sunday service in the inspirational setting of Park Abbey. Every edition includes Gregorian chanting and polyphony, written for the centuries-old Eucharist from the Catholic liturgy.

DeVespers are a cross between mindfulness and a concert, giving young and old time for reflection, release, and musical enjoyment. The Alamire Foundation is in charge of the organisation. Tickets are available from 30CC, but these have sold out the meantime. However, there is a waiting list.

08.11.2018 - 10.03.2019

Religie. Helend. Verdelend

Religion. Healing. Dividing

Peace is the heart of almost every religion, but countless wars are waged in the name of God. Religion reconciles, but it also creates conflict. Despite causing conflict, religion offers a forum: a space for dialogue between people from different backgrounds and ideologies.

The thematic exhibition Religion. Healing. Dividing highlights the duality of religion in war and peace. Drawing on various cultural artefacts and older and contemporary art, the exhibition sketches the relationship between different religions, in conflict and in reconciliation.

11.11.2018

De klokken van de Vredesbeiaard.

Peace Carillon

On November 11, the Peace Carillon will resound on the domain of the Park Abbey. The carillon is all about peace and reconciliation. It is a replica of the original carillon: it will count 40 bells and weigh 9,500 kg!

24.01.2019 - 28.03.2019

 Floris De Rycker, een van de meest prominente leden van de jonge generatie Vlaamse musici.
Floris De Rycker.

Thursdays in the House of Polyphony

During three evening concerts, 30CC and the Alamire Foundation explore the instrument collection of the House of Polyphony.

On Thursday, January 27th, French top soprano Claire Lefilliâtre and keyboardist Stéphane Fuget browse through the virtuoso literature from 17th-century Italy, from Claudio Monteverdi’s Salve Regina to Giovanni Felice Sances’s sublime Stabat Mater.

On Thursday, February 28th, we welcome lutenist Floris De Rycker, one of the most prominent members of the young generation of Flemish musicians. He plays Renaissance music composed by Vincenzo Galilei, father of the famous Galileo, and by composer Michelagnolo, the younger brother of Galileo.

And on Thursday 28 March, Bruce Dickey and Liuwe Tamminga will visit Park Abbey. Dickey is considered one of the pioneers of the revival of the cornett, a Renaissance woodwind instrument. Organist Liuwe Tamminga astounded the public last year with a virtuoso organ programme.

Contact: 

Park Abbey

Abdij van Park 7
3001 Leuven