We will broadcast live from the Leeuwenbergh in Utrecht from 10 p.m. until midnight. You can listen to a traditional Christmas eve concert by various musicians and the Leeuwenbergh Vocaal Ensemble conducted by Roel Vogel.
‘In the middle of a Winter’s night’ you can listen to a traditional Christmas eve concert. For the 11th time in a row the beautiful building in the centre of Utrecht, once build as a pesthouse, will be an inn for those who don’t go to church, but do want to listen to various sorts of music and to sing the old Christmas songs together. Very often the doors of the Leeuwenbergh have to be closed, even though there are people on the streets wanting to go in, because the 350 seats are soon taken. But now with this broadcast of the Concertzender a lot more listeners can enjoy this ‘Christmas night at Leeuwenbergh’. Programme:
The Leeuwenbergh Vocaal Ensemble wil sing ‘Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël’ by Francis Poulenc with composer Roel Vogeln and also two songs by the Lebanese composer Naji Hakim.
Soprano Eva Schuurman together with pianist Reinder Mulder sings ‘Exsultate Jubilate’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Baritone Evert Jan Nagtegaal sings a carol by William Neidlinger ‘The Birthday of a King’.
Fehim Jomma wil accompany himself on an oud and sings about his motherland Kurdistan.
Danibal plays various works on different types of mouth harp.
The violinist Willemijn van der Zwaard will play an aria from Handel’s Messiah: ‘He shall feed his flock’.
Pianist Reinder Mulder, who for many years knows how to touch the listeners with his beautiful playing, plays ‘Nocturne op. 27 no. 2’ by Frederic Chopin.
The organ of Leeuwenbergh will be played by Peter Spreeuwers.
There will be two speakers: Rev Arjan Noordhoek, as secretary of the foundation ’Vrienden van Leeuwenbergh’ and Pieter Beelaerts van Blokland (former Queen’s Commissioner) who tells a story. producer and sound recordist: Wijnand de Groot