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All Souls’ Day Evensong Program

Date: Wednesday, 2nd of November
Start: 19.30h
Address: Lokhorstkerk, Pieterskerkstraat 1, Leiden

On All Souls’ Day, there will be time to commemorate the departed during a special musical evensong in the Lokhorstkerk in Leiden. Irrevocable will perform during this evensong as part of the vocal ensemble under the direction of conductor Rozemarijn Kalis.

For the evensong, a selection was made of English choirmusic which fits the theme of remembrance:

  • From the “Funeral Sentences” – Henry Purcell:
    • Man that is born of a woman;
    • In the midst of life.
  • Funeral Ikos – John Tavener.
  • From the “Songs of Farewell” – Hubert Parry:
    • Never weather-beaten sail.
  • Lux Aeterna – Edward Elgar.
  • From the “Requiem” – Eleanor Daley:
    • In Remembrance.
  • Rest – Ralph Vaughan Williams.
  • The Turtle Dove – Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Admission is free.

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Program order Springlevend! May 21

Banner Springlevend Oegstgeest

As our try-out concert in Geervliet on the 15th of May has passed, it is finally time to reveal the official program order of the Oegstgeest concert!

  • Dream – Meredith Monk;
  • Fögnuður – Haukur Tómasson;
  • Húm I & II – Atli Heimir Sveinsson (in cooperation with Marloes van Stormbroek);
  • Heyr himna smiður – Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson;
  • Guest performances by barbershopquartet Stereo Evolution:
    • Teddy Bear – Kal Mann & Teddy Lowe, arr. Aaron Dale;
    • Bring Him Home (Les Miserables) – Claude Michel Schönberg, arr. Darin Brown;
    • Lullabye – Billy Joel, arr. Kirk Young.
  • Five Flower Songs, Op. 47 – Benjamin Britten.


  • Sænk kun dit hoved, du blomst – Carl Nielsen, arr. John Høybye;
  • Blackbird – John Lennon & Paul McCartney, arr. Daryl Runswick;
  • Now is the Month of Maying – Thomas Morley, arr. Jem Lowther;
  • Les fleurs et les arbres – Camille Saint-Saëns;
  • Solo performance by Marloes van Stormbroek:
    • Luna y Sierra – Wil Offermans;
  • As Kingfishers Catch Fire – John Duggan;
  • The Blue Bird, Op. 119, No.3 – Charles Villiers Stanford;
  • Swimming over London – Bob Chilcott;
  • Butterfly – Mia Makaroff & Anna-Mari Kähärä.

The concert will take place on the 21st of May in Cultuurhuis de Paulus (Warmonderweg 2) in Oegstgeest, starting at 20.15u. Just like the previous concert, entrance will be free! There will be an opportunity to leave a donation afterwards. Any help is greatly appreciated.

As a teaser, we are proud to present the recording of ‘Heyr himna smiður’, captured during the try-out concert in Geervliet.

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Banner Springlevend!

Springtime will come in the first ever fully Irrevocable concerts: Springlevend! Be prepared to be swept off your feet with repertoire from French Romanticism till enlightingly light modern work. The concert will feature works of Chilcott, Britten, Debussy and Saint-Saëns amongst others.

The concerts will take place on the following dates:

  • 15th of May – Onze Lieve Vrouwe-kerk, Kerkplein 7, Geervliet, 15.30 – 16.30h;
  • 21st of May – Pauluskerk , Warmonderweg 2, Oegstgeest, 20.15 – 22.00h.

Both concerts will feature flutist Marloes van Stormbroek. The concert on the 21st of May will also include guest performances by the Barbershop quartet Stereo Evolution.

Curious about our sound? Listen to some recordings from our last rehearsal weekend!

Britten – Five Flower Songs: 1. To Daffodils

Stanford – The Blue Bird

Entrance to the concerts will be free, though we would appreciate a small donation afterwards. Feel free to give as much as you think it’s worth. Thank you!

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Evening mass on Good Friday

Irrevocable will perform the Via Crucis of Franz Liszt during the evening mass on Good Friday at the Lokhorstkerk in Leiden (Pieterskerkstraat 1). The project will be performed under the direction of conductor Rozemarijn Kalis. Marten Boonstra will provide accompaniment on the piano. The mass will start at 19.30h.

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