Under the title “The Road Home”, the Cecilia International Choir is giving two Christmas Carol Concerts in The Hague. These annual concerts, which include audience participation and seasonal refreshments, provide a special opportunity for expatriates and local people to experience the traditional Christmas spirit, with a British flavour.
Special features of this year’s concert will be a number of contemporary pieces by Stephen Paulus and Morten Lauridsen but also a late sixteenth century piece by Hans Leo Hassler. The soloist will be Mariana Pimenta, soprano. Pianist Luba Podgayskaya and organist Bert Mooiman will accompany the choir, all under the direction of our accomplished Latvian conductor Sanda Audere.
In addition to the pieces sung by the choir, the concert programme provides opportunities for the audience to join in the singing of well-known carols. To further enhance the Christmas atmosphere, seasonal interval refreshments – mince pies and mulled wine – are included in the admission price.
The Cecilia International Choir is a mixed voice group of approximately 70 singers. Starting in 1976 as the British Choir, it gradually attracted both local Dutch members and expatriates from many different cultures who wanted to enjoy singing in an English speaking environment. In addition to these Carol Concerts, the choir rehearses classical choral works, which are performed in late June.
Dates, times and locations of the carol concerts are:
Friday 13 December
Franse Kerk, Franse Kerkstraat 24, Voorburg
Start time: 8:00 p.m
Ticket price: €18.00 and €10.00 for schoolchildren and full-time students
Tuesday 17 December
Oud-Katholieke Kerk, Juffrouw Idastraat 7, Den Haag (Hofkwartier)
Start time: 8:00 p.m.
Ticket price: €20.00 (advance purchase required)
To purchase tickets for the concerts please click on:
https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/okk-2019 for the Oud-Katholieke kerk on 18 December or
https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/fransekerk-2019 for the Franse Kerk on 13 December