Christmas, Gospel and Baroque: The Birth of Gospel. This program features early hymns from the United States alongside English Christmas classics. We follow the path back to the first gospel songs and celebrate Christmas according to old traditions.

Livestream, NPO Radio 4 and NPO 2 Extra

Over the past few days we have done everything we can to play The Birth of Gospel live for you. It turned out differently. We now play this exciting meeting between gospel and baroque without an audience. The concert on December 21 in TivoliVredenburg (Utrecht) will be recorded and streamed at a later date. The concert in Musis Arhem on December 22 will be recorded by the NTR and can be heard the same evening at 8:00 pm in the program Avondconcert on NPO Radio 4. This performance can be seen on NPO 2 Extra from December 25.

We’ll keep playing!

The opulence of the baroque and the swing of gospel meet in this exuberant Christmas program. The first gospel songs arose from the hymns that the immigrants brought over from Europe.

Judith Steenbrink: “Baroque is also the start of something new for us. In the beauty of our repertoire and in the meeting with our wonderful friends of London Community Gospel Choir, we find the freedom to create something new. We started out of interest in each other’s repertoire and here we are now: with a swinging program. Baroque and gospel are alive and kicking!”

 “An inspired, swinging and whirling evening.” ★★★★☆ (Volkskrant about Gospel Baroque 2019)

London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) is the flagship of gospel in Europe. The group was founded in 1982 at the initiative of Reverend Bazil Meade. They performed only once, but that one performance was so successful that it marked the start of more than 35 years of acclaimed concerts, recordings and international tours, still under the direction of that same Reverend Bazil Meade. This choir that uses the motto ‘go hard or go home’ is known for its rousing and heartfelt performances, interspersed with influences from funk, soul, rhythm and blues, all of course with the matching choreography that makes gospel so infectious. The LCGC has performed with artists such as George Michael, Liza Minelli, Madonna, Eric Clapton and Kylie Minogue.

Order tickets for 20 – 22 December

Monday 20 Dec 15:00 Eindhoven, Workshop gospel zingen
Monday 20 Dec 19:00 Eindhoven, Sint Catharinakerk
Tuesday 21 Dec 15:00 Utrecht, Workshop gospel zingen
Tuesday 21 Dec 15:00 Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg
Free livestream december 26 free
Wednesday 22 Dec 14:30 Arnhem, Musis
This concert will be broadcast in the evening on NPO Radio 4, 8:00 PM
Wednesday 22 Dec 15:00 Arnhem, Workshop gospel zingen
Birth of Gospel met Holland Baroque en London Community Gospel Choir
Birth of Gospel met Holland Baroque en London Community Gospel Choir
Birth of Gospel met Holland Baroque en London Community Gospel Choir
Birth of Gospel met Holland Baroque en London Community Gospel Choir
Birth of Gospel