Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Support the St. Michiels church in Leuven

The "St. Michielskerk" in Leuven is very beautiful but in need for renovation. The church doesn't get enough funds from the Heritage foundation "Monumentenzorg" and because of that the refurbishing will take a lot longer. Most likely around 25 years. During my visit I met a friendly elder who explained a bit the history. Regularly there is still a mass but the church is also used for exhibitions, concerts and other events. An overview of the events can be found on their website. The AMC Brass Band playing movie soundtracks (13 July) or the Youth orchestra of London (27 August) are performing during the summer period. We are certainly going to one of the two concerts.

De "St. Michielskerk" in Leuven is zeer mooi maar is dringend toe aan renovatie. De kerk krijgt niet genoeg steun van "Monumentenzorg" en daardoor gaat de restauratie heel wat langer duren, waarschijnlijk meer dan 25 jaren. Gedurende mijn bezoek heb ik gesproken met een kerkvrijwilliger die me wat van de kerkgeschiedenis vertelde. Er zijn nog regelmatig missen maar de kerk wordt ook gebruikt voor tentoonstellingen, concerten en andere evenementen. Een overzicht van de evenementen kan worden teruggevonden op hun website. Op 13 juli speelt de AMC Brass Band filmmuziek en op 27 augustus geeft de "Youth orchestra of London" een concert. We gaan zeker 1 van de 2 concerten bezoeken..

St Michielskerk Leuven
St Michielskerk Leuven
St Michielskerk Leuven
St Michielskerk Leuven
St Michielskerk Leuven
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7 comments:

  1. A beautiful church – the concerts there must sound very good in such a large church. I see you have some collages – very nice – which program did you chose?

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  2. These architectural photos are stunning, Filip.

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  3. I love the intricacy of Catholic churches...I'm sorry I wasn't able to visit this part of Belgium :)

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  4. Now I see the changed sizes of these pictures... nice to havemore freedom in posting theselovely shots, right?

    BTW, still PR3.

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  5. Que arquitetura linda dessa igreja.

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