Drama in the Baroque Style

This past Friday I went with my parents to a wonderful performance, part of The Hague’s Festival Classique. An evening walk with bookend performances by Aart Bergwerff of various pieces for organs in two very distinctive churches.

Cavaillé-Coll Organ

The first set took place in the Walloon Church on the Noordeinde and it was played on the Cavaillé-Coll (1885) organ:

After a wonderful walk by Residentie Ontdekkingen around the areas where the churches are located, we went into a so-called hidden church: the Old Catholic Church in the Juffrouw Idastraat. What a gem!

Rudolf Garrels Organ

In this church on the Rudolf Garrels Organ (1724), we were treated to the following pieces: