Christmas musicgroup Gezinsvervangend Tehuis "de Vleugel"
Until 2007, a home for 42 multiple disabled persons was located in Nieuw-Waldeck, a precinct of Den Haag. From 1983 until 1999, I  annually cooperated with the Christmas performances that were organised by the employees of “de Vleugel” for the residents, family and relatives. Through my contact with the employees and residents, I annually rehearsed with the employees in order to give a performance a week before Christmas.  

All the musical potentialities that were present in the residents were used. A choir of on average eight members, a pianist, guitarist, flutist, singer etc. In the early years we had to seek a appropriate space, an accessible church. Wheelchairs require wide aisles.

de vleugel
The Programcover which was used.


Below are the churches where the Christmas performances were held.

Den Haag - Loosduinen

Abdijkerk - Loosduinse Hoofdstraat ( 1983 )

Den Haag Loosduinen
Abdijkerk Loosduinen
Den Haag Loosduinen
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Bethelkerk - Händellaan ( 1987 )

Abdijkerk 1983
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Abdijkerk 1983
Bethelkerk muziekbuurt

R.K. Kerk H. Sacrament - Sportlaan ( 1984 - 1999 )

Den Haag sportlaan
R.K. Kerk H. Sacrament - Sportlaan

Den Haag sportlaan
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In 1999 the last performance was given. Because of a shortage of personnel and rising work pressure it was no longer possibleto assemble the employees together at the same time to rehearse. The function of the church in the Sportlaan is under discussion the last few years. The decline of church attendance turned out to have an excessive influence on the financial situation of the parish.


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