Monastic Christmas



Welcome to the premiere of Kloosterkerst, the Christmas concert with Holland Baroque from the Geertekerk in Utrecht. Christmas according to 17th-century monastic tradition. The concert can be watched online (for free) until December 26 via the video on the right (at the bottom of this page for mobile users)our Facbook page, and YouTube channel.

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This is Christmas according to the 17th-century Dutch monastery tradition. The high female voices effortlessly resonate through the room as these Gregorian sounds create a bridge to centuries long past. We closely follow the lives of novices, sisters and monks and imagine ourselves in a 17th-century Christmas Eve midnight mass. 

Return to a world of monastic melodies framed by the silvery sounds of violins, gambas, and harps, which brings us the opulent sound of the baroque. 

Repertoire: Verrijt, Verdonck, Hollanders, Benedictus a Sancto Josepho and mottets from Cantionae Natalis in reconstructies by J. and T. Steenbrink.

Julie Thyana Roset - soprano
Ana Vieira Leite - soprano
Camille Allérat - soprano
Bethany Horak-Hallett - mezzo soprano
Patrícia Silveira - mezzo soprano 

Geertekerk / Sold-out
Thursday 17 December 21.00 hr
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