Stichting Jheronimus Bosch 500 (the Jheronimus Bosch Foundation) has commissioned Rob Zuidam a Requiem, to commemmorate the 500th birthday of the renowned painter from 'sHertogenbosch (a detail of his 'Visions of the Hereafter' is shown here on the background) Plans are made for a piece of approx. 45 minutes for large ensemble (the ASKO|Schönberg Ensemble ) a chorus of about 24 singers (the Nederlands Kamerkoor) and four renowned soloists: soprano Katrien Baerts, alto Helena Rasker, bartitone Thopmas Oliemans and countertenor Pascal Bertin. The first performance of the work, which will be conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw, will take place on November 8 2013, in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.

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