For our music-loving residents, a hand-chosen guide to all things music for this seasons festivities. From Bach to Händle, to carol classics and Russian ballet favourites, there is bound to be something for everyone!
Amsterdams Bach Consort & Collegium Delft – Händel’s Messiah
15 December 2018 14:00 -15:30
Händel’s Messiah goes Dutch in this festive apotheosis, part of the Noorderkerkconcerten series, in which Niek Idelenburg conducts the Amsterdam Bach Consort and the Collegium Delft. For more information on this classical concert, visit their homepage. Tickets can be booked and bought here.
16 December 2018 16:00 – 18:30
A stunning Christmas program using the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach ( 1685 – 1750). Lead by leading Dutch Organist and Bach performer, Reitze Smits. Enjoy the atmospheric ambience of the annual venue, Hoepelkerk (or Round Lutheram Church) as you take in this exquisite ode to Christmas. Head over to their website for more information and tickets.
Christmas Coffee Concert
25 December 2018 11:30
Geelvinck Pianola Museum
Enjoy the wonders of Christmas morning as you are invited to come and listen to intricate pianolas (special music on piano rollers), whilst enjoying a cup of coffee as you listen. An annual event, and one of the rarest and unusual at that, this soiree will no doubt leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside! For tickets and more information, head over to the Museum’s website and discover plenty more miniature concerts!
Klassiek in de Loods – Kerst in Paradiso (Classics in the Shed – Christmas at Paradiso)
24 December 2018 22:00
An evening full of great emotion, this annual event is bound to get you in the festive period as you finally clock off for the Christmas holidays. In collaboration with Camerata RCO – members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, 24classics will continue this yearly ritual with Mozart’s Gran Partita with Thomas Beijer from Camerata RCO invited to play this year. And, according to tradition, you can take your grandmother in for free, as well as anyone by the name of Maria, and if you are a pregnant woman – why not drag the entire family out! A perfect evening of mulled wine and Christmas classics! Tickets and more information can be found here.
22 December 2018, 20:15
Geelvinck Pianola Museum
A gorgeous Russian musical Christmas tour on domra and guitar with musicians Eugenia Markova and Vadimer Kirasirov from Saint Petersburg. Enjoy musical medleys from some of your favourites, such as The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, the Ave Maria by Piazolla and other works by Faure. But don't worry, old-time classics will be right up there too such as Silent Night and others! For more information, head over to their website for tickets and programme.
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