Holland Baroque & Ensemble Polyharmonique
Fri 22 Dec / 20:15 - 21:35
Fri 22 Dec ’23
20:15 - 21:35
  • Fri 22 Dec ’23
    20:15 - 21:35

In anticipation of the afterlife, Christmas used to be celebrated musically and exuberantly. The tension between heaven and earth, the beginning of something new and the anticipation of eternal life, is beautifully preserved in much of the Northern European music of the 17th century in particular.


Music by Johann Rosenmüller, Heinrich Schütz, Andreas Hammerschmidt and others

This still sounds incredibly festive today – Christmas!
Both in the German-speaking area and in the Low Countries there is an unprecedented amount of, often unknown, Christmas repertoire. Beautiful pieces in which the holiday is told in moving cantatas, concertos, motets and instrumental sonatas. Again and again we hear the story about the star and the hour of expectation: Sternstunde.

Ooievaarspas discount
Ooievaarspas holders are eligible for a discount on the ticket price for this concert. To book tickets, we need to see your Ooievaarspas for registration purposes. Please contact our booking office to book your tickets.

Cloakroom and drink
Cloakroom and an intermission drink are included. If the event does not have an intermission, you will receive the drink afterwards.

Ensemble Polyharmonique is a soloist collective and rising star in the German vocal baroque sky. Their specialty is the early baroque, German-language repertoire. Together with them, Holland Baroque presents an inventive program by composers including Hammerschmidt, Knupfer, Praetorius, Rosenmüller and Schütz. The Dutch repertoire from the same time is also discussed. In Northern European tradition, this is interspersed with folk Christmas carols. The old Christmas call 'Noe, Noe!' spreads the good news with music that sparkles and warms.


Joowon Chung & Anna Nesyba soprano
Jaro Kirchgessner & Alexander Schneider alt
Fabian Kelly & Christopher Renz tenor
Tobias Ay & Matthias Lutze bass

and 12 musicians Holland Baroque