Boat trip June 11th 2023
The Leiden English Choir, which started out as an informal carol-singing group at Leiden University’s English Department, celebrated its 50th anniversary in style: the choir performed a magnificent concert together with two guest choirs, Chór Astolabium from Toruń (Poland), and the City of Oxford Choir from England.
The programme featured two world premieres: “To see a world” by the LEC’s conductor, Hebe de Champeaux, and “The birds of the air” by composer Wilko Brouwers. The theme of the concert was the relationship between man and nature, and our conductor discussed this in an interview with the Leidsch Dagblad.
On the day after the concert we took a boat trip through Leiden with our guests from Poland and England – and of course we all sang at the tops of our voices, accompanied by accordionists – what a great weekend!