Roder Girl's choir
Experience an evening in English Christmas atmosphere with the Roder Girl Choristers. This famous choir sings 'A Festival of Lessons and Carols'. It alternates well-known Christmas carols with Bible readings for the time of Advent. Of course you are invited to sing a verse of a carol or a hymn. With the impressive organ playing of Sietze de Vries this will undoubtedly be a feast, just like with the musical accompaniment of the Roder Girl's Choir. Add a good dose of conviviality and a fresh look and you get the slogan: 'where friends commit to quality'.
Sonja de Vries about conducting children:
"Conducting is communicating. And not only with your hands; children also mirror your posture, breathing, facial expressions and intention. Sometimes you feel like they're attached to your fingertips. There is nothing better than to experience and perform the music together very intensely. The public will notice that right away."
(Read the interview with Sonja de Vries)
What is 'A Festival of Lessons and Carols'?
The history of 'A Festival of Lessons and Carols' goes back to Christmas Eve 1880. The Bishop of Truro (Cornwall) then organised a service in a wooden barn, which was mainly intended to keep men out of bars. The popularity was so great that other churches soon followed suit. Later the liturgy was adapted with easy songs, the christmas carols, so that the official liturgy was also accessible to the 'ordinary' churchgoer. In the twentieth century, services in the chapel of King's College in Cambridge became world-famous. Many other Christian churches have made this liturgical form part of their Christmas celebrations. Outside England, too, the 'Lessons and Carols' have in recent decades become a popular form of ecumenical preparation for Christmas. In the Netherlands, the Roder Meisjeskoor (Roder Girls' Choir) has been carrying this Christmas tradition for twenty years.
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