Thursday, 23 December, 15:30-17:00


After another year of social distancing and solitary silence, we invite all nightingales and showerheads to gather in the chapel for the one and only time in 2021 to find closeness by singing together. With the Midwinter Instant Choir, again led by vocal coach Ciska Ruitenberg, we voice the sounds with which the building has been so familiar in the past. Now, more than ever, it seems important to achieve a harmonious polyphony by interacting with each other with care and attentive listening.

Come to Hotel Maria Kapel on Thursday, 23 December at 15:30 with your QR and sing along with us in the centuries-old chapel. We sing carols, sweet and less sweet Christmas songs and winter songs from the 21st century. Think John Lennon’s Happy Xmas, Old Waits Carol and White Winter Hymnal. There are a limited number of seats, so make your reservation now. The entrance is free, but a donation for Ciska’s endeavours is appreciated.

The HMK Instantkoor is a choir without fixed members, led by Ciska Ruitenberg. You don’t need to know anything special to participate, everyone can sing and everyone is welcome.