Wake the Dragon! (included in IHS51 week registration)





IHS51 offers an incredible program in itself, and now there is another reason to visit Ghent next summer: our two-day event Wake the Dragon, aimed at non-professional horn players. 

Wake the Dragon is a joint project of the Mengal Ensemble, School of Arts Ghent, the Flemish Amateur Music association Vlamo and the International Horn Society.


On Saturday 6 July we attempt to break the world record for largest horn ensemble ever around the medieval Ghent Belfry.

This event call at the international community of players and horn enthusiasts.

We are reaching out to music societies, horn studios, and individual horn passionates in Belgium and abroad to join in.


Wake the Dragon is made possible with the kind support of Hans Hoyer horns



In a nutshell:


Wake the Dragon! : Friday 5 and Saturday 6 july 2019

Where? School of Arts/Royal Conservatory and St-Baafshuis in Ghent, Belgium (street address: Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Gent)

-on Friday: concerts, workshops, massed ensembles in level groups,

-on Saturday: large ensemble rehearsals, concert by Ghengis Barbie, Guiness World Record attempt lead by maestro Dirk Brossé, ending in an evening festival around the conservatory and a nocturne of the vendor exhibitions.

Price: 2 days 60€/Saturday only: 40€ (including WtD HighVis, saturday lunch, entrance to Exhibitor’s hall)

Reduced prices for groups: please enquire!

-parts to be downloaden and printed here!


Practical information & schedule:


Registration: up to 25 June 2019

Schedule (subject to change):

  • Friday 5 July:
    • 08:00-12:30 WtD Participants can join all IHS51 friday morning activities, exhibits and concerts
      • Markus Bonna Horn Run (8:30, start at Campus Wijnaert)
      • Young Prodigy recital (11:15, Miry Hall)
      • Ghengis Barbie workshop “Putting the FUN in Fundamentals” (Jansenius Hall, St-Baafshuis)
    • 11:00-13:45 WtD Registration, St-Baafshuis (Biezekapelstraat 4, 9000 Gent)
    • 14:00-18:00 Ensemble sessions, workshops and masterclasses


  • Saturday 6 July:
    • 9:30-11:00 General massed ensemble rehearsal for World Record Breaking attempt (St-Baafshuis)
    • 11:15-12:15 Driesje Draak (Andy the Dragon) – chidren’s concert in Miry Hall
    • 12:30-13:30 Complementary Lunch with concert by Geneva Brass & Christophe Sturzenegger
    • 14:00-15:15 Ghengis Barbie in concert, Ghent City Event Hall
    • 16:00-17:00 Guiness World Record breaking attempt, Ghent Belfry & Cathedral Square (with collaboration of Ghent Belfry Carillon)
    • 17:00-20:00 WtD and IHS51 Afterparty @ Biezekapelstraat

WAKE THE DRAGON- confirmed massed ensemble playlist

From the Belfry tower:
Richard Wagner: Long call from Siegfried, featuring Andrew Pelletier, IHS President Patrick Housen: Call to Horns (IHS AC Quartet)

Massed Horn Ensemble reply with Carillon interludes:
Ramin Djamadi (arr. Bruce Richards): Dragon theme from “Game of Thrones”
Dirk Brossé: des Sons Animés
Christopher Wiggins: Canto opus 101
John Powell (arr. Jacqueline Kershaw): Flying Theme from ‘How to Train your Dragon’, Johan De Stoop (arr. Frank Clarysse): Klokke Roeland
James Horner (arr. R. Bissill): excerpts from Titanic Fantasy
R. Wagner: Pilgrim’s Choir from Tannhauser


Parts: Will be available for download from 1 June 2019. Please bring your own printed parts.


Download hier de Wake the Dragon-flyer !(NL)


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