Anneke van Giersbergen presents the first song off her upcoming live release titled “Symphonized”. Listen to the beautiful orchestral rendition of “Your Glorious Light Will Shine – Helsinki” below.
The track was originally released on VUUR‘s debut album “In This Moment We Are Free – Cities” in 2016. Anneke comments: “Instead of releasing a ‘best-of’ collection to celebrate my 25 years on stage, an album with orchestral reinterpretations seemed much more interesting. Two songs of my new progressive metal band VUUR received wonderful orchestral arrangements as well. I was very surprised how much of the intensity and energy of VUUR’s heavy music is still present. Performing my music with an orchestra has been such an overwhelming experience. I am really happy both concerts were recorded and there is a chance to relive them with this live album.”
“Symphonized” was recorded last May in Dutch venues 013 (Tilburg) and Paard (The Hague). Anneke performed alongside one of the leading Dutch symphony orchestras Residentie Orkest The Hague conducted by Arjan Tien. Orchestral arrangements for songs from her solo career, as well as her time in The Gathering, The Gentle Storm and VUUR, were written by Marijn van Prooijen and Gijs Kramers.
“Instead of a band with additional symphonic accompaniment, we chose to solely use the instruments of the orchestra and I’m very proud of the result!” adds van Giersbergen.
“Symphonized” will be released on November 16. More details including cover artwork and tracklist here.