Io Floreat

Peristilium in the Aula, Voldersstraat 9, 9000 Ghent – 10 & 11 May 2023 – 8 pm

Joris Derder – Conductor, Marc Masson – Pianist

The Ghent University Choir is pleased to present its new May concerts: Io Floreat! On Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May you are welcome in the Peristilium of the Aula to come and listen and watch from 7.30 pm. The concert itself will start at 8 pm.

This concert series consists of two large clusters. The first movement is centered around the five Chansons des Rosesby Morten Lauridsen. In the second part, we take a completely different tack and perform various student songs.

You can order tickets via our ticket page.

We look forward to seeing you then!


  • Les Chansons des Roses – Morten Johannes Lauridsen
    • En Une Seule Fleur
    • Contre Qui, Rose
    • The Ton Rêve Trop Square
    • La Rose Complete
    • Dirait-on
  • I am the Rose of Sharon – William Billings
  • Mo Li Hua – Traditional Chinese (Arr. Bob Chilcott)
    • My Flower
    • Sun is Out
    • Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower)
  • Vindo – Reinis & Andris Sejans
  • De scheresliep – Old Flemish Song (Arr. Joris Derder)
  • Three Lullabies/Trzy kołysanki – Henryk Mikołaj Górecki
    • Uśnijże mi, uśnij

  • When the Saints go Marching in – American Traditional Song (Arr. John Rutter)
  • I saw Cecilia coming – Old Dutch (Arr. L. van Dessel)
  • What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor? – Traditional Sea Chantey (Arr. David Eddleman)
  • Song of my country – Ignace de Sutter (Arr. Juliaan Wilmots)
  • Io Vivat – Traditional (Arr. Juliaan Wilmots)
  • Gaudeamus Igitur – Traditional (Johannes Brahms, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Arr. Juliaan Wilmots)
  • Jan De Mulder – Arthur Meulemans
  • The black brown beer – Traditional (Arr. Juliaan Wilmots)
  • Klokke Roeland – Traditional (Johan De Stoop)
  • The guild celebrates – Traditional (Arr. Juliaan Wilmots)