Church Marathon start Geertekerk

Saturday December 28 | 19:00 hr
Lars Vogt  Piano Boris Brovtsyn  Violin Janine Jansen  Violin Yura Lee  Violin Amihai Grosz  Viola Gareth Lubbe  Viola Timothy Ridout  Viola Daniel Blendulf  Cello Jens Peter Maintz  Cello Clara Andrada de la Calle  Flute Jan Jansen  Organ National Women’s Youth Choir  

19.00 uur Geertekerk

Korngold Sextet in D major, Op. 10

20.15 uur Lutherse Kerk

Van Delden Flute Quartet, Op. 58

Brahms Violin Sonata no. 3

21.30 uur Nicolaïkerk

Byström World premiere for violin and choir

Britten Missa brevis

and works by Tchaikovsky, Wikander and Pärt


During the final concert on Monday 30 December the unparalleled String Sextet No. 1 by Johannes Brahms will be played, but tonight Erich Korngold will start things off, with a work for the same line-up. It can be regarded as a direct legacy of Brahms: highly romantic, firm in texture, energetic and – above all – of high quality; it was wrongly not standard repertoire. When Korngold, the child prodigy, switched teachers, Alexander Zemlinsky wrote to him: ‘I hear that you are now studying with Graedener. And, is he making progress?…’ In the Lutherse Kerk, Brahms comes to life with his Violin Sonata No. 3, written at the rustic Thunermeer. Clara Schumann described this as ‘beautiful and enchanting’. The pastoral Flute Quartet, written by Lex van Delden in 1958, is also on the programme. In the Domkerk the National Women’s Youth Choir can be heard, in a brand new composition: To everything there is a season by Britta Byström. Janine also contributes to this premiere. In addition, a multicoloured choir programme includes Britten’s Missa brevis (with Jan Jansen on organ), a cappella works and even a canon with the audience.