Christmas night in the Leeuwenbergh
There is a live broadcast on Thursday 24 December from 22:00 to midnight CET from the Leeuwenbergh in Utrecht! You can listen to a traditional Christmas night concert given by various musicians including the Leeuwenbergh Vocal Ensemble.
For the 11th year the Leeuwenbergh forms the atmospheric location for a traditional Christmas night concert. The Leeuwenbergh, a mediaeval bulding in the centre of Utrecht, was originally the plague house for the city and was used at Christmas for a service for those who could not go to the church.
The live broadcast by the Concertzender allows our listeners to also experience this unique Christmas night event.
- The Leeuwenbergh Vocal Ensemble conducted by Roel Vogel sings ‘Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël’ by Francis Poulenc and two songs by the Lebanese composer Naji Hakim.
- Soprano Eva Schuurman sings the Exsultate Jubilate by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart accompanied by the pianist Reinder Mulder.
- Baritone Evert Jan Nagtegaal sings a carol by William Neidlinger ‘The Birthday of a King’.
- Fehim Jomma accompanies himself on the Oud and sings about his motherland Kurdistan.
- Danibal plays music on various types of Jew's harp.
- The violinist Willemijn van der Zwaard plays an aria from Handel’s Messiah: ‘He shall feed his flock’.
- Pianist Reinder Mulder plays the ‘Nocturne op.27 no.2’ by Frederic Chopin.
- Peter Spreeuwers plays the organ in the Leeuwenbergh.
There are also two speakers: Ds. Arjan Noordhoek, the secretary of the organisation ’Friends of the Leeuwenbergh' and Pieter Beelaerts van Blokland, a former governor of the province of Utrecht.