This production was to be seen in january 2021.


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Chorus on staircase

Heartwarming Christmas classics

On a dreary evening in December, a man cycles through the empty streets of Amsterdam. He parks his bicycle in front of Dutch National Opera & Ballet, where the silent night is filled with song until it is no longer quiet and dark.

Heartwarming Christmas classics

Together with singers from Dutch National Opera Studio and the Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor, the Chorus of Dutch National Opera brings the most heartwarming Christmas classics to your home. During this year's perhaps even darker days before Christmas, Christmas Carols will give you the warm festive feeling you've been yearning for.

Musical programme

For Christmas Carols a varied programme was compiled with both classical and popular Christmas music.

Ramses Shaffy / Frans Grueber (arr. Klaas-Jan Groot) - Stil in Amsterdam / Quiet Night
Arvo Pärt - Bogoroditse Djevo
Herbert Howells - A Spotless Rose
Adolphe Adam - Cantique de Noël (arr. Klaas-Jan Groot)
Franz Biebl - Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck - Hodie Christus natus est
Francis Poulenc - Hodie Christus natus est
William Walton - What Cheer?
David Willcocks - Deck the Hall
Hermann Sonnet - Weihnachtsglocken
Glorious Kingdom - Traditional Song

Christmas Carols

Chorus on stairs