Cathedral Music from the Netherlands and elsewhere

Kathedrale Koor Utrecht


The Kathedrale Koor Utrecht is the choir of R.C. St Catherine’s Cathedral in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The choir was established in 1869 as a voluntary choir, as it still is. This year we celebrate 150 years of cathedral choir music in Utrecht with many special events, including a tour to England, bringing our music to lunchtime concerts and Evensongs at the Cathedrals of Lincoln, Southwell and Peterborough. Today we are proud to share our music with you in this lunchtime concert:

Herr, sei mir gnädig F. Mendelssohn (1809-47)
Maria mater gratiae G. Fauré (1845-1924)
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem C.V. Stanford (1852-1924)

Organ interlude :
Sonata da chiesa H. Andriessen (1892-1981)

Hymn to St John W. van Belle (1958)
Zozeer heeft God de wereld liefgehad G. Beemster (1954)
Exsultate Deo H. Strategier (1912-88)
Gratias agimus G. Beemster
Magnificat H. Andriessen

Andriessen and Strategier were musicians and composers connected to St Catherine’s Cathedral in Utrecht in their days. Gerard Beemster, experienced choirmaster and singer, has been Director of Music at St Catherine’s Cathedral for nearly 30 years now. Wouter van Belle, a very accomplished pianist, organist and composer has been attached to the Cathedral for even longer (from 1986).

Kathedrale Koor Utrecht (Utrecht Cathedral Choir)
Conductor: Gerard Beemster
Organist/Pianist: Wouter van Belle


Southwell Minster’s popular lunchtime concerts take place at 12.15pm on many Fridays, with performers coming from around the country to perform a wide variety of instrumental and vocal music in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave.

Home-made sandwiches (£2) and hot and cold drinks (£1) are available before the concert in the south transept from our friendly team of volunteers.

Admission is free and the concerts last approximately 45 minutes. There is a retiring collection towards the cost of the concert series. Pick up a free programme upon your arrival.

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Event Details

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  • Venue: The Nave