14. Museum Gouda and Museum Garden

During Gouda by Candlelight, The Museum Garden transforms into a cosy winter village. Meet each other in a wintery, cozy atmosphere at the outdoor bar for Gluhwein, hot chocolate and hot sandwiches and/or in the tent for different performances! The Museum Garden is a wonderful location to go to during Gouda by Candlelight and swoon away in Christmas atmosphere. Enjoy our centuries-old walled garden; one of the most beautiful (and hidden) winter gardens in Gouda. With the view of the monumental walls of St. Janskerk.

Podium Museum Café

Once In A Lifetime
is a four-piece acoustic cover band. They play well-known music from Jefferson Airplane to Billie Eilish, with a nice chill vibe. So there is something for everyone!

16.00 – 16.30 and 20.00 – 20.30
Carols bij Kaarslicht is a choir of five women and four men, all living in the Gouda region. They have come together specifically on the occasion of Gouda by Candlelight. They sing traditional Carols to get into the Christmas spirit 

17.00 – 17.30 and 18.00 – 18.30 
Trio Macborrelconsists of Ruud Mooij , Gilbert Hoek van Dijke and Mariëtte Meisters. Effortlessly they sing from klezmer, folk, pop to evergreens and traditionals, or from the Balkans via Brittany to Ireland to end up in the Netherlands via New Orleans.

19.30 – 20.00 and 20.45 – 21.15  and 21.30 – 22.00 
With their songs and tunes, Aisling talks about happiness, freedom from sadness, lets you dream and awakens you. They perform special songs about the struggle against English domination, unrequited love and songs full of nostalgia for the beautiful Eire.

foto's van de 3 optredende groepen boven elkaar. allemaal met instrumenten Onderaan Once in a Lifetime, midden  Macborrel en bovenaan  Aisling
Foto van stadsorganist Gerben Bussing van de zijkant genomen terwijl hij op het orge speelt
Jan Hogendoorn foto buiten en daaronder foto van solist Wessel van der Ham staand in kostuum voor een orkest

Museum Gouda – Ruim

12.00-12.30     fluitist Wendy Barten and clarinetist Marko van Esch

14.00-14.30    soprano Nanette Mans and city organist Gerben Budding

  • Weihnachtskonzert ‘Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein’ – Melchior Schildt (1592-1667)
  • Intermedium I ‘Fürchte euch nicht’ (uit: Weihnachtshistorie) – Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) gedenkjaar
  • Weihnachtskonzert ‘Ich verkündige euch grosse Freude’ – Johann Vierdanck (ca. 1640)

15.00-15.30    fluitist Margit Klaver and city organist Gerben Budding

16.00-16.30     violinist Marijke de Haas and city organist Gerben Budding

17.00-17.30      Jan Hoogendoorn crate organ with Wessel van der Ham (Bas, Bariton):

  • Introitus: ‘Puer natus est’ (WvdH) gregoriaans
  • Uit ‘Messiah’, HWV 56 F. Händel (1685-1759)
    • 10 Recitative: ‘For, behold! darkness shall cover the earth’
    • 11 Air: ‘The people that walked in darkness’
  • Gaudete Anonymus
  • Alleluia (WvdH) gregoriaans
  • Agnus Dei; uit: Messe in h-moll (Hohe Messe), BWV 232/4 S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • ‘Jesu bleibet meine Freude’; uit: cantate ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’, BWV 147/10                                           S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Puer natus nascitur (JH) Pzn. Sweelinck (1562-1621)
  • Christmas Lullaby Rutter (*1945)

19.30-20.00    tenor Gerco Blom and city organist Gerben Budding

20.15-20.45     Ensemble Piacevole (Marjon van der linden, Beppie de Rooij, Gerco Blom, Rens van der Hee, old repertoire)


Museum Gouda -Room 14 

In this room you will find the exhibition “My dear swallows…”, an art project by artist Dace Satre Sietina together with Ukrainian newcomers in Gouda. In it they imagine how their homeland was, how it is now and what it will be like again.

15.00 – 15.1515.30 – 15.45 en 16.00 – 16.15 
Luna Zeller, dancer from Stolwijk, has made a dance performance especially for Gouda by Candlelight. A choreography based on urban, hip hop, street dance and freestyle influences. 

Luna op de foto met twee andere dansers