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Women and Chocolate: Vivienne Aerts’s third album

Emma is honoured to take part in Vivienne Aerts‘s latest album: “Women and Chocolate.” Vivienne is a contemporary singer based in New York. She uses her background in jazz and psychology to design unique musical experiences, sometimes collaborating with her husband who is a renowned pastry chef to create multi-sensory experiences.

Vivienne’s latest album, “Woman and Chocolate,” is planned to help empower female cocoa farmers in Virunga State Park, Congo, and to promote the planting of trees. To read more, please follow this link.

2021-10-11T10:55:20+02:00October 11th, 2021|

The Liberation of Leiden

On 3rd October Emma sang in the Leiden City Tattoo to celebrate the liberation of Leiden, the Netherlands, from the Spanish in 1574. Each year, on and around 3rd October the city has a festival to celebrate her freedom. It includes fairground rides, parades, and a service of remembrance. Emma was delighted to be part of the festivities.

2021-10-11T10:53:27+02:00October 8th, 2021|

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|