The English Reformed Church, located in the Begijnhof in the heart of Amsterdam, has been hosting chamber music concerts since the early 1970s. With its outstanding acoustics, the beautiful 15th-century building quickly became and has remained a favourite venue for musicians and audience alike. Several renowned musicians received their start here, and many still delight the ERC audience.


Saturday 29 April 2017 8.15 pm

Johannette Zomer soprano and Bart Schneemaan oboe

accompanied by het Tulipa Consort

Programme: Master Concert – Johann Sebastian Bach

To include the following works:

Overture No. 1 in C BWV 1066

The Sinfonia with obligato organ solo from Cantata BWV 49 Ich geh’ und suche mit Verlangen

Cantata BWV 202 Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten

Tickets: € 17.50, Stadspas, CJP € 15, – Students and under 18 € 10, –




Friday 12 May 2017 1 pm

The Rietveld Ensemble
Nancy Braithwaite: clarinet
Elisabeth Perry: violin
Richard Wolfe: viola
Matthias Naegele: cello

with Elaine Hou: piano

Programme: The Rietveld Ensemble and Friends

Fifth concert in a series of five.

Johannes BrahmsTrio Op. 114 for clarinet, cello and piano

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 2 Op. 45

Tickets: Free concert with a voluntary collection


Sunday 14 May 2017 3:15 pm

Noriko Amano: harpsichord and Vivian Berg baroque oboe and recorder

Programme: Louis-Antoine Dornel: Second suite D minor

Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Sonata B flat minor

William Babell: Sonata C minor.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata G minor BWV 1020

Domenico Scarlatti : Sonatas for harpsichord

Arcangelo Corelli : Sonata C major  Op 5 No. 6

Tickets: € 20, –

Stadspas, CJP € 15, –


Friday 19 May 2017 1 pm

The Mansfield University Concert Choir, Pennsylvania, USA

Conductor: Doctor Peggy Dettwiler


Josquin des Prez: Gloria from Missa Mater Patris

Tomas Luis Victoria: Duo Seraphim clamabant

Felix Mendelssohn: Psalm 43: Richte mich, Gott

Thomas Dorsey: Precious Lord

Marta Keen: Homeward Bound

  1. K. Alwood: Unclouded Day

Jozef Swider: Cantus Gloriosus

Adolphus Hailstork: Crucifixion

The Londonderry Air: Danny Boy

Spiritual: Sit Down Servant

Daniel Gawthrop: Mary Speaks

Alwin M. Schronen: An den Mond

Appalachian folk song: The Cuckoo

Alwin M. Schronen: O sacrum convivium

American folk song: Shenandoah

  1. R. Rahman: Zikr                                                                 

Tickets: Free concert with a voluntary collection


Saturday 20 May 2017 8:15 pm

Coro Encanto

Conductor: Felix van den Hombergh

With David van Ooijen vihuela and baroque guitar

Programme: Capilla Flamenca

Flemings and other Northerners at the court of Carlos Primo, better known as Charles V of Toledo.

Love, death and devotion. Religious and worldly. As always, a diverse programme!

Many Flemish masters such as Romarin, Crequillon, Gombert and De Manchicourt came to Spain in this period to serve in the chapel of Carlos Primo.

Tickets: € 15, –

Advance tickets, Stadspas, CJP €12, –

Reservations: www.CoroEncanto.nl


Sunday 21 May 2017 3:15 pm 

Het Franz Liszt Kamerkoor

Conductor: Eric Jan Joosse

Laurens de Boer piano

Programme: Animal Day in May

As well as a performance of Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo by Joseph Horovitz  and Michael Flanders and  Eric Whitacre’s Animal Crackers,

works by Johann Hermann Schein, Jacques Arcadelt, John Wilbye, Orlando Gibbons and Paul Hindemith will also be performed.

Tickets: €15, –

Advance tickets, Stadspas, CJP €12.50

Friends of Het  Franz Liszt Kamerkoor € 10,



Saturday 27 May 2017 8:15 pm

Kamerkoor Doulce Memoire

Conductor Felix van den Hombergh

Programme: Les Pays- Bas

Music from the Netherlands

From Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck to Daan Manneke.

Tickets: €15, –

Advance tickets €12.50

Under 16 years € 8, –



Sunday 28 May 3:15 hrs

Trio the de Bie Family

Alexander de Bie: organ and piano

(15 years old. A student of the school for young talent, Royal Conservatory, The Hague.)

Andrea Wittchen:soprano

Jack de Bie: piano

Programme: From Sweelinck to Rachmaninov

To include organ works by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio sonata No.2, BWV 526.

Solo piano works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin and Sergei Rachmaninov.

Songs by Frédéric ChopinPauline Viardot, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninov.

Tickets: € 17.50

Stadspas and up to 18 years €10, -.


Check all upcoming concerts in our calendar.

You can read more about concerts in our church here!.

For information about concert bookings (NOT about ticket information), please email the Concert Manager Kenneth Ewen selecting department ‘Concert Manager’ in our Contact form.