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Forged with Pride: A Bluet for Laon

Emma was honoured to sing in Laon Cathedral, France, last Friday. A sculpture of a Bluet, the French flower of remembrance, was presented to Cathédrale de Laon by the Bishop of Durham as a homage to the French soldiers who fought alongside the British during the First World War.

It echoes a poppy sculpture which is on display in Durham Cathedral.

The sculpture was blessed and installed in the cathedral in the presence of French and British military and diplomatic representatives, including members of the Gurkha Regiment and Chelsea Pensioners.

The event was organised by Francourt Events on behalf of the Forged with Pride Project, who are also the organisation behind The Remembrance Penny.

Friday, 3rd September, 18:30, Laon Cathedral, France

2021-09-06T12:03:18+02:00September 6th, 2021|

International Tattoo, Arras

On Saturday, 4th September Emma will perform as a guest soloist at the International Tattoo in Arras, France, together with the Band of Liberation and Pipes and conductor Simon Dubbelaar. The tattoo is open to the public on provision of a valid Covid certificate.

Saturday, 4th September, 19:00, Artois Expo, Arras, France

2021-09-06T12:02:04+02:00September 1st, 2021|

Music in Scheveningen

Emma has been invited to sing in the Bethelkerk in Scheveningen. She will sing “The Holy City,” “I’ll Walk with God,” and “How Great Thou Art” during the Sunday morning service on 25the July, accompanied by Marcel van Duyvenvoorde. The minister is Erick Versloot.

The service will be streamed online and can be viewed here.

Sunday, 25th July, 10:00.

2021-07-25T16:49:28+02:00July 18th, 2021|

Echoes of War

Design: Joe Montgomery

Pianist Han Louis Meijer and Emma will perform songs from their album Echoes of War at the opening of the Saturday Afternoon concert series in the Dorpskerk in Wassenaar. The programme includes songs from the First- and Second World Wars, including the songs composed by Ilse Weber when she was in Theresienstadt.

17th July, 2021, 16:00: free entrance with a collection after the concert.

2021-07-25T16:44:04+02:00July 10th, 2021|

Interview on “Licht op Leiden”

Last week Emma was delighted to be the guest during the television programme “Licht op Leiden.” She was interviewed by Rens Heruer about her life and work in music. The interview, which is in Dutch, can be seen below:

2021-07-25T16:42:18+02:00July 2nd, 2021|

The Leiden Service: Emma’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis live in Evensong

Emma’s Canticles were performed during choral Evensong in the Hooglandse Kerk on 13th June. This was the first live performance of them in a liturgical setting.


Nunc Dimittis:

The Justinus Ensemble was conducted by Brian Fieldhouse, and Anton Doornhein played the organ. The minister was Arnold Vroomans.

Emma’s music is published by Edition HH.

2021-07-25T16:38:03+02:00June 21st, 2021|

Singing for the Dutch Military Lourdes Pilgrimage Foundation

To celebrate Pentecost, Emma joined the brass quintet of the Dutch Grenadiers and Rifles Guard Regiment to sing during Mass in “Little Lourdes” – a Dutch town dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes. She sang the plainsong Missa de Angelis, the Ave Maria attributed to Caccini, and hymns and a psalm during the Mass of the Dutch Military Lourdes Pilgrimage Foundation. Here is a video of the ‘Ave Maria’:

2021-05-25T22:38:00+02:00May 25th, 2021|