Festival of Lessons and Carols
For the Roden Girl Choristers the year culminates with an intimate Christmas concert on the evening of Saturday, 23 December in the Aa Church. Under the baton of Sonja de Vries the Roden Girl Choristers will present a Festival of Lessons and Carols, as it is traditionally performed in England at this time of year.
A Festival of Lessons and Carols
During the Festival of Lessons and Carols short readings are interspersed with choral music. The festival has a diverse programme featuring both solo and choral works.
As well as the traditional carols, like Once in Royal David’s City and Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, in the famous arrangement by David Willcocks, the choir will perform a few contemporary songs including parts from A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. The choir will also sing songs by Dutch composers: a variation on Silent Night by Margaretha Christina de Jong and a Magnificat by Sietze de Vries. And of course a Christmas concert would not be complete without a few compositions by John Rutter. The choristers will sing his Nativity Carol accompanied by Sietze de Vries on the organ.
Nurturing young talent
The girls choir was founded in 2000 and is dedicated to nurturing young vocal talents. The choir is part of the Stichting Koorschool Noord Nederland. This dynamic group of girls, under the direction of Sonja de Vries, has acquired an outstanding reputation. The choristers regularly visit cathedrals and colleges in England to acquaint themselves with the Anglican tradition.
The Anglican Choral tradition
The choir sings on a semi-professional level and has performed at the most important concert venues at home and abroad. Study tours to England with master classes given by skilled conductors regularly take place. The Anglican choral tradition is an infinite source of inspiration for their repertoire.
Reserved tickets: € 15.- .
At the door: € 18,- Children under 12 free. Please reserve
Tickets available from the website of the Roden Girl Choristers and website Boekhandel Daan Nijman.
Tickets also available at the Daan Nijman bookshop in Roden, Bookshop Van der Velde in Groningen or by phone: 06 44108192