International Liberation Choir

In cooperation with: National Liberation Museum 1944–1945
International Liberation Choir  14-18 September 2019
Music in commemoration of Operation Market Garden – 75 years
Musical Director: Peter Leech (son of a British Veteran)


As an act of remembrance of Operation Market Garden, thirty two individual singers drawn from the countries involved in Operation Market Garden, on both sides, will meet for one week. Under the guidance of Peter Leech, they will work together, rehearse intensively and perform a program of music, some specially composed for the occasion.

The resulting concerts will be a demonstration of the reconciliation which has followed World War II, with the main protagonists joining together in musical harmony.

Choir: 32 invited singers (8S/8A/8T/8B) from the US, Canada, the UK, Poland, Germany and Netherlands.

Participants will receive music scores in advance and are expected to come well prepared, able to sing their parts confidently. Capella/midi files will also be provided.

Singers from the US and Canada are welcome to arrive a day earlier so that they can rest after their journey (no extra cost).

We will sing music by the following composers: Herbert Howells, Charles Hubert Parry, Peter Leech, Thomas Tallis, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Huub de Lange, Kathryn Rose, Michal Ziolkowski, Bartlomiej Pekiel, Hugo Distler, Johann Christoph Bach and Eric Whitacre.


The choir will give three concerts:

  • Monday 16 September 2019 –Huissen

  • Tuesday 17 September 2019 – Groesbeek, with the presence of veterans and/or their families

  • Wednesday 18 September 2019 –Eindhoven

For more information, please contact Beatrix Smit
Email:    tel.: 0031(0)313-450416

International Liberation Choir

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