Spring 2019

Spring Concert 2019 – April 12

On April 12th we performed our spring repertoire in the Maria Middelares Church in Leiden (Rijndijk 283, 2331 AD Leiden).
With the theme  ‘Love – The Springtime of the Year‘, there was a variety of musical styles from old music to modern works.  We sang Tallis, Morley, Holst, di Lasso, Pearsall, Vaughan-Williams, Lindberg, Stroope, and Whitacre.
We hope you were there an enjoyed a special day.

Christmas 2018

LEC Kerst Concert 2018 – New Worlds and Old

  19 December      Haarlem – Doopsgezinde kerk
  22 December      Leiden – Marekerk

LEC is “Hoisting the Sails” in our 45th anniversary year,   Our Christmas concert is an adventurous program with a Dutch and Venetian touch.  You’ll hear old music by Sweelinck, Lassus en Gabrieli, and new music – a collection of old Dutch Christmas songs arranged by contemporary composer Jetse Bremer and of course the LEC traditional Christmas carol sing-along.

Open Rehearsal – 20 June 2018 19:45 – 22:15 – Vrijeschool Mareland (Leiden)

Please join us at our open rehearsal on June 20. We are looking for new singers for our upcoming Christmas season and beyond!   We need soprano’s and tenors, but all are welcome to come to the rehearsal. 

It will be a great opportunity to see how our conductor Hebe works with the choir as we put the finishing touches on the repertoire for our upcoming concert on June 30.

If you are interested in joining a choir, please come along Wednesday evening 20 June to get a feel for how we work !

Vrijeschool Mareland
Maresingel 19, 2316 HA Leiden
19:45 – 22:15


A Little Jazz Christmas – 2017

Leiden English Choir presented our 2017 Christmas Concert “A Little Jazz Christmas”. 

The program brought jazz and modern music with works by Chilcott, Rutter, Thompson, together with traditional (and a few less traditional) Christmas carols.

We were also be joined by the Nieuwendammertjes children’s choir, and a jazz trio for various pieces during the 2 evening performances:

Fri 22-Dec (Haarlem)
Sat 23-Dec (Leiden)

Summer 2017

Summer  june-august 2017  
With plans for the upcoming Christmas concert (a mix of traditional and jazzy music this year) in place, we enjoyed our summer break. Time to get into the Christmas spirit!

  • 22Dec – Haarlem (Doopsgezindekerk) 
  • 23Dec – Leiden (Marekerk)

Crucifixus concert 2017

April 8, 2017 – Crucifixus Concert

The choir sang serene, solemn music from Bach, Byrd, Gjeilo, Lotti, Pärt, Schütz, Tavener and Vasks, and soloist Ruth Codina Palacio performed 2 arias from Bach’s Passion of St. Matthew (de Mattheus Passion) at the Vredeskerk in Leiden.

april 2017 – passie concert

april 2017 – passie concert

april 2017 – passie concert

april 2017 – passie concert

april 2017 – passie concert

april 2017 – passie concert