a stone's throw from Slot Zeist, the church of the Evangelical Brethren Church is the concert venue for the International Song Festival Zeist. The combination of song art, in which nature often features so prominently, and the location guarantee hours of listening pleasure.
Human beings have an irrepressible need for stories. To tell them and to hear them. Indeed, a life without stories is no life at all. That is why, for as long as humans have existed, stories have gone around the world. They cut across all cultures, continents and strata of society. Often, ancient narratives from different corners of our planet also correspond in content. Oral stories, written stories, visual stories ... it is an inexhaustible amount.
Our earliest childhood begins with stories. They stimulate our imagination, comfort us or make us wince. And they teach us to distinguish between reality and fiction by pushing boundaries. Don't we all want to learn to understand ourselves and the world better? The magical fusion of text and music, makes songs a moving and intense medium to meet this. The theme of the 2024 festival is therefore: Tell me more! Tell me more!
From Friday 17 to Sunday 26 May 2024, we will explore knight's tales and courtly love, religious stories and myths and sagas. We will hear tales of war and peace. And of course colourful fairy tales are not missing, such as the tales from One Thousand and One Nights.