French chanson is booming: hundreds of thousands of Dutch people enjoyed the beautiful TV series Chansons! in 2021 by TV co-star Matthijs van Nieuwkerk and 'Snollebollekes foreman' Rob Kemps. Porgy responded to this trend with a daring and completely sold-out three-day chanson festival in April 2022. We are happy to build on this resounding success and are proud to present a second edition with surprising ensembles!
Tonight master pianist Bert van den Brink, who has been a regular player on our stage for many years, will perform contemporary chansons by chansonnier/bassist Gildas Delaporte with his new 'Ensemble Soit!'. Read more
"Text and music flow wonderfully into each other, meandering and sparkling, perfectly clever without losing nature. With a great sense of humor too, verbally and musically." The Standard, four ****
“After many wanderings as a singer, musician and actor, Frank Mercelis comes home to a wonderful theater program. (...) The provisional culmination of a very versatile career.” - Het Nieuwsblad, four **** Read more