In the late eighteenth century, the French Revolution brought about the break with the old regime and unveiled previously unknown concepts such as national sovereignty, the division of powers, census suffrage and the declaration of the rights of man and the citizen. The latter was the forerunner to the universal declaration of human rights, which was passed and proclaimed almost two centuries later, coincidentally or not, also in Paris.
“Liberty, equality and fraternity” was the motto of this Revolution and a motto that still needs to be defended. With the sole purpose of humbly underlining the usefulness of these values in difficult times, I would like to defend them using our project as an example:
Liberty: each year the SCCC is free to decide what project it wishes to undertake. Those of us on the management team freely express our opinions and likewise freely and democratically choose which new adventure to embark upon. Musicians, guest artists and collaborators are meanwhile free to participate and assist with their talents and ideas, thus growing the project together.
Equality: in the SCCC we are all equal and no part of the mechanism is more important than another. Whether a violinist, singer, sponsor, tenora player, or percussionist, or involved in stage or artistic direction, each person involved is of equal value and nothing is possible without the sum of us all.
Fraternity: everyone who belongs and has belonged to the SCCC family agrees upon the importance of this value in our way of working, either because the sum of the two previously mentioned values yields this fraternity naturally or vice versa, that the fraternity we all practice enables us to undertake projects freely and equally.
May these values continue to accompany us along the way and may you, the people who listen to and hear us, also accompany us.