Photo: Harrie den Hertog

On Palm Sunday Emma will perform Hendrik Andriessen’s “Mirroir de Peine” with organist Willeke Smits in the Hooglandse Kerk.

‘Mirroir de Peine’ (‘Mirror of Suffering,’ 1923) consists of five short songs for voice and organ. The lyrics are poems by Henri Ghéon in which Mary observes and reflects on the torture and death of Jesus. The music is expressive and depicts the tenderness, the pain, and the acceptance of Mary.

The vespers, led by minister Margreet Klokke, can be viewed for one week after the broadcast.

Sunday, 28th March, 17:00, Hooglandse Kerk, Leiden, the Netherlands: online via this link.