Music

Senior Choir

Do you enjoy singing? Do you have Thursday nights free from 8 to 9.30 pm? Then come and join the choir! This is the only place in Luxembourg to encounter the rich resources and original music of the Anglican choral tradition, cherished throughout the world for its anthems, Christmas carols and the glorious service of Evensong (6.30 pm on the first Sunday of the month, except January and August).

The Choir on Remembrance Day

The Choir on Remembrance Day – Photo by Steve Eastwood

For a taste of the choir in action, have a listen to this recording of Out of the Deep from Evensong on March 9th, 2016.

You do not need to read music to join the choir, but we hope that, like most of us, you will learn to do so by singing regularly with us and sharing the spirit of Anglican church music. To make progress, you need to be there at least two weeks a month. Please contact the Director of Music, Ovidiu Dragan, or the Chaplains, or email the Anglican Church Office for further information.

First Sunday Group

The First Sunday Group is a band of talented church members who play animated and rhythmical music at the 11 am communion service on the first Sunday of the month, when the choir are present only at Evensong. The music and readings are chosen round themes which follow the liturgical calendar and offer a wide scope for faith development. People attending the service are encouraged to join in with the singing, with a projector used to display the words. As with Choral Evensong, there is no “First Sunday Group” music in January and August.

Ovidiu Dragan, Director of Music

Ovidiu DraganOvidiu Dragan, a Romanian conductor and music teacher based in Luxembourg, became our Church’s music director in October 2015. He teaches students piano and music theory (solfège) and leads the studentsʼ orchestra at Differdange Music School. From 2009 Ovidiu was director of the Romanian adult choir in Luxembourg, Voci din Carpati, and he has also directed three other choirs in Luxembourg, the Big Band Differdange and the Harmonie Municipale de la Ville de Differdange (recordings on YouTube). Ovidiu holds several awards in symphonic and choral conducting in Romania and Italy. For 12 years he taught choral conducting at Bucharest Music University and Spiru Haret University and was guest conductor with the Radio Bucharest Chamber Orchestra and most of the philharmonic orchestral ensembles in Romania. For further details, please see ovidiudragan.com.