Cathedral of Antwerp Re-Opens to the Public – An Unusual Musical ‘Corona’ Tribute

The melody is by Dutch artist Ramses Shaffy

The text uses ‘And the people stayed home’, a poem that an American retired teacher Catherine O’Meara posted on her blog at the start of the lockdown and spread worldwide through social media (Read the full version here).

The singers stand in a circle around a glass crown of thorns. It is a murano glass work of art by Javier Pérez from 2011 that the cathedral purchased last year. The title of the artwork: Corona …

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