Ever since the choir classes were removed from the Musicology curriculum, Study Association Hucbald has organised a Remembrance Day concert in Utrecht on May 4th, the Dutch day of national remembrance. This project was first realised in 2009. Nowadays it is a recurring part of the Remembrance Day services in Utrecht. This year, however, because of the the concert will take place on 2 November 2021 due to the choir restrictions concerning the coronavirus. Hucbald’s Remembrance committee has the honour to organise this project every year. They arrange for funding and sponsorships, take care of the orchestra and organise all the rehearsals. The choir consists for the largest part of inexperienced singers, there are no starting requirements and everyone is welcome! Nevertheless, we succeed every year in putting together a performance of high musical quality that is also very expressive. In previous years the requiems of Cherubini, Mozart, Duruflé, Saint-Saëns, Verdi and Fauré have been performed. In 2019, we performed the extraordinary piece A Child of our Time, by composer Michael Tippett. This year the musical program consists of a variety of English choir music, ranging from Renaissance and Baroque composed pieces from Henry Purcell and Orlando Gibbons, to compositions from more recent composers such as Herbert Howells and Edmund Rubbra.
The rehearsals of the Remembrance Project will continue in September. The rehearsals take place weekly on Tuesday from 19:00 – 21:00. In addition to the weekly rehearsals, a rehearsal day will be arranged on Saturday 23 October. Click here for the complete rehearsal schedule. Every participant pays a contribution fee of 25 euros.
Note: Registration is still possible for tenors and basses!
You can sign up to participate in the choir for this year here: