Leids Kamerkoor Jubileumconcert: Fiesta de la Musica

Saturday 3 June 2023 at 20.30 uur
Petruskerk, Lammenschansweg 40a Leiden

Leiden Chamber Choir celebrates its 35th anniversary! We celebrate this with a rousing music party with orchestra and soloists. The program includes three works with distinct characters.

Inspired by a mystical medieval poem, composer Ola Gjeilo lets the choir enter into a dialogue with piano and string orchestra in Dark Night of the Soul. Sometimes the piano accompanies the choir, then the roles are reversed. The emotions of the poem unfold in a variety of musical atmospheres – from desire to grace.

Composer Leonard Bernstein goes off the beaten track with his Chichester Psalms. Psalms and a church organ? Yes of course! But Bernstein adds harp, percussion and strings, and above all his idiosyncratic style. His Chichester Psalms are now overwhelming, then enchanting and always surprising.

We close Fiesta de la Música with a festive mass. Martín Palmeri nicknamed his Misa a Buenos Aires Misatango for a reason. Accompanied by accordion, piano and string orchestra, this mass swings from Kyrie to Agnus Dei. The notes dance the tango, until they find peace in Dona nobis pacem in the last bars.

Celebrate this musical feast with the Leids Kamerkoor and raise a glass with us afterwards!


Ola Gjeilo – Dark Night of the Soul
Leonard Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
Martín Palmeri – Misa a Buenos Aires

Mezzosoprano: Diamanto Katerina
Countertenor: Marcel Jorquera Vinyals


VIP: €40 (reserved seat at the church)
adults : €25
<18 or student: €15 Click here to order your tickets.


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