The Anglican Church in The Hague

Sing to the Lord a new Song! Psalm 96

Adult Choir

The adult choir is comprised of approximately 25 singers, ranging in age from 14 upwards, and spanning the breadth of musical skill from gifted amateur to professional singer. Our main task is to help the congregation express their worship of God through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. We have a very wide repertoire, ranging from plainsong through traditional hymns to modern worship songs, as well as anthems and canticle settings by composers from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. We rehearse in church on Fridays, 19.45 – 22.00, and half an hour before services, which are at 10.30 every Sunday, as well as Choral Evensong at 17.00 on the 4th Sunday of each month. In addition to singing regularly in our services, the choir is a vibrant and active outreach ministry, bringing choral services and music to other churches, nursing homes and religious communities as close as far afield as Belgium and France.  For information about joining the choir, or for further details, please contact the organist and choirmaster, Christina Edelen (christinaedelen@gmail.com). Click below to hear a sample of our choir, singing ‘O sing joyfully’, by A. Batten (1591-1637). Recorded at the Anglican Church of St.John & St.Philip, The Hague, on 21st February & 21st March 1998.

Choral Services

Regular Choral services:

  • 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month          10:30am Holy Communion
  • 2nd Sunday of the month                               10:30am Choral Matins
  • 4th Sunday of the month                                5:00pm Choral Evensong

Find out more about Choral Evensong services.

Special services

For many of our most important Festival Services of the church year, music is an essential element of the worship and liturgy.  In addition to the regular Sunday services the choir sings at these events as well.

  • The Traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
  • Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
  • Music and Meditations Lenten Service
  • Good Friday 3 Hour Meditation Service
  • Easter Sunday

Church Organ

The organ of St. John’s and St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Den Haag (the Netherlands) was built in 1987 by Martin Goetze and Dominic Gwynn. It is based on the organs of Richard Bridge at Christ Church Spitalfields (1735) and St Leonard Shoreditch (1756) in London. The case is based on the Richard Bridge organ at Holy Trinity, Newport, Rhode Island, USA (1733). A CD of our organ, featuring music of 18th century England, was recorded in 2011 by our organist and choir director, Christina Edelen.  It is available at the church bookstall or by request via christinaedelen@gmail.com.

Layout of the organ:

Great Swell
Open Diapason 8 Open Diapason 8
Stop’d Diapason 8 Stop’d Diapason 8
Principal 4 Principal 4
Flute 4 Fifteenth 2
Twelfth 2 ⅔ Cornet III
Fifteenth 2 Hautboy 8
Sesquialtera IV
Cornet treble V
Trumpet 8
Cornet treble V
Pedal
Bourdon 16
Trombone 16
Couplers
Swell to Great
Swell to Pedals
Great to Pedals

The manual compass is C – g³, the pedal compass is C – f¹ The pitch is a¹=415Hz and the tuning system is Young’s. For more information on the organ or its builders, see their website. Click below to hear a sample of the organ. Christian Scott Edelen plays Introduction and Fugue in a minor, by J. Nares (1715-1783). Recorded at the Anglican Church of St.John & St.Philip, The Hague, 2010.