With a strong performance by Yokan, the 2022 edition of the park concerts concluded on Thursday evening, August 25. There was always a great deal of interest in the park concerts with Raske Drenge, Frimout, Het Scheldeoffensief (showing moment studio work) and Cisco Herzhaft Trio (with Tom De Wulf) and Yokan. What an edition! Everything went well, summer evenings in the beautiful and atmospheric presbytery garden of Moortsele. Our Nuus – photographer Danny De Lobelle captures it beautifully. The culture department and alderman of culture Orville Cottenie continue to focus on meeting and conviviality. The park concerts were now also FREE, thank you, culture department. Perfect evenings. The park concerts offer the inhabitants of Oosterzelen the opportunity to see your friends and acquaintances again, to forge new friendships, and to discover new sounds. In short, another August full of music.
The cultural department is grateful to Speelplein Kriebel pleasure, non-profit organization On Stage, De Gijzenzeelse Kerkuilen and WWOO Scheldewindeke for their cooperation. They run the park bar with great enthusiasm. The culture department once again put its shoulders to the wheel for the Park concerts. The 2022 edition offered a wide range of music styles. Since its inception fourteen years ago, the culture department has created a unique image. In that respect they keep looking for new bands to introduce you to a certain genre. And again the rectory garden turned out to be the enchanting setting for a tradition of years, the park concerts. The rectory garden grew into a safe haven for musical discoveries, pleasant encounters and social contact over a nice drink. Four Oosterzeel associations ran the park bar with great enthusiasm. The grateful public supported their ravaged club greenhouses in this way, corona has thrown a spanner in the works for two years.
The music lovers also got a bonus with an apero concert on Sunday 21 August. Many thanks to Neos, who managed to secure ‘De Swalm Riverjazz band’. We are already sure that the cultural service will continue with the park concerts. In 2008 Cultuurdienst Oosterzele went on an experimental tour with park concerts in the rectory garden in Moortsele. We have known the answer for a long time now. There is clearly an audience for it. An interested audience shows up every time. To give the inhabitants of Oosterzelen the feeling that the park is also their garden, where it is wonderful to meet each other. A pleasant evening among friends. In 2023 it will also be about music, meeting, discovering, de-stressing and experiencing. (mvdv, photos ddl).