Church of St. John and St. Philip, The Hague

Day of Remembrance 2020

The Hague Day of Remembrance and Concert in Grote Kerk (announcement from the HGK)
There will be no public commemoration of the dead in The Hague on May 4, 2020 and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The Hague Community of Churches (HGK) would like to help mitigate this lack. Therefore, there will be a live commemoration gathering in the:

Grote Kerk of The Hague
Monday, May 4, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:35 PM

This can be followed via a live stream at The live stream starts at 6.55 p.m.

From the program:

  • Welcome from Ad van der Helm, chairman HGK.
  • Ben van Oosten will play the organ of the Grote Kerk, including works by Jean Alain.
  • A speech by Marco van Baalen, former director of The Hague Historical Museum
  • A remembrance of the preacher D.A. from The Hague. van den Bosch, died in 1942 in the Amersfoort concentration camp.
  • Recorded interviews with Hagenaars Ms. Van der Laan and Mr. De Bruijn about their war experiences.
  • Live feed from the ceremony on the Amsterdam Dam. Both before and after the ceremony, live music will be performed by musicians from different countries:
    • Pau Sola Masafrets (Catalonia, Spain, Netherlands) – cello,
    • Cengiz Arslanpay (Turkey, Netherlands) – woodwind and electronic piano
    •  Maryanka Golovchenko (Ukraine, Netherlands) – vocals,
    • Geerte de Koe (Netherlands) – violin
  • The bells will ring and we will close with a blessing.

We hope that many people will want to experience this memorial service from home!