The cathedral choir of Rotterdam performs Bach 'Ein feste Burg' and 'Nunc Dimittis' by Boerema
End your day with Bach! The cathedral choir of Rotterdam performs his cantatas in their original context, embedded in a church service. Just like in Bach's time. The cantata services are held every month. A sung service takes one hour and there is no entrance fee (gifts most appreciated afterwards).
Bach / Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80
Boerema / Nunc Dimittis (première)
Laurens Cathedral Choir & Laurens Orchestra
Wiecher Mandemaker - conductor
Hayo Boerema - organ
Lauren Armishaw - soprano
Eline Welle - alt
Arco Mandemaker - tenor
Wiard Witholt - bass
The Laurenskerk, or Church of St. Lawrence, originally arose on the banks of the River Rotte and its location can truly be called the very birthplace of Rotterdam. It is an imposing church built between 1449 and 1525, and it is Rotterdam's only surviving late Gothic building. After the bombing of Rotterdam in the Second World War, the image of the heavily damaged church and the reconstruction works that followed became a symbol of all that the city and its people had endured.