NHL Stendenchoir

“From Classical to jazz!”

The NHL Stendenchoir was founded in the early 1990s and consists of (former) students and (former) employees of NHL Stenden, ROC Friese Poort and Friesland College. Traditionally the choir is a connecting factor for students, employees, education and the region. Hans de Wilde is conductor of the NHL Stendenchoir.


Experience the St Matthew Passion with the NHL Stenden Choir  

Tuesday 4 April and Wednesday 5 April in the Grote- or Jacobijnerkerk in Leeuwarden 

Are you always so carried away by the opening chorus Kommt ihr Töchter, moved by the aria Erbarme dich and touched by the lovely and comforting chorales?   

Experience again this year the moving story of love, betrayal, hope, fear and trust. Get carried away by the moving story of Jesus' suffering and death.  

The NHL Stenden Choir led by conductor Hans de Wilde continues the long tradition of the St Matthew Passion in cooperation with the Promenade Orchestra Amsterdam. With this collaboration, we expect to once again produce a lived performance of the St Matthew Passion at a high level. Many visitors of last year's concert agreed 'The NHL Stenden Choir puts on an outstanding performance' and 'For a really beautiful St Matthew Passion, you don't need to go to the big names in the Randstad, but you can go to Leeuwarden.'  

The performances are on Tuesday 4 April and Wednesday 5 April 2023 in the Grote- or Jacobijnerkerk, Leeuwarden. Commencement: 7.30pm.  

Evangelist: Fabian Strotmann, Christ: Edmund Saddington, Soprano: Ingrid Nugteren, Alto: Dorien Lievers, Tenor: Edward Ross, Bass: Matthijs Mesdag, Organ: Johan Bijhold.   

Tickets in presale are €30.00, for students/scholars €20.00 (including consumption and programme booklet) and can be ordered here. Tickets at the door are € 32.50. 

Annual concerts 

Besides the benefit Advent concert, the choir traditionally sings the Matthäus or Johannes Passion by J.S. Bach in the Grote or Jacobijnerkerk in Leeuwarden in the week before Easter.  The third major concert will be given during the annually organised CityProms in Leeuwarden. Last June, the choir performed Carl Orff's Carmina Burana there, in collaboration with the brass band Crescendo from Drachten.   

Besides these annual performances, the choir sings at and for other occasions.

Would you like to know more or join in?

You are very welcome. Here you can ask questions or sign up. Of course you can also come and have a look at a rehearsal.