Choral Evensong at the Bavokerk, Haarlem

Most people, after an overnight flight from the US back to Europe, would acknowledge defeat and head to bed for a few hours (or days…). Ever a sucker for punishment, however, I headed up to Haarlem in the afternoon to joined the choir of the English church in Haarlem for a special service of Choral Evensong at the Sint Bavokerk. The combination of jet lag, and a traditional Anglican 1662 with readings and prayers in Dutch, was somewhat surreal.

The Music List:

  • Introit – Bless o Lord, us Thy Servants – Harper
  • Preces & Responses – Nardone
  • Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis – Harwood in Ab
  • Anthem – Give us the wings of faith – Bullock
  • Extroit – Irish Blessing

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