Win VIP tickets to concerts of The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands

Win VIP tickets to concerts of The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands


  • Classical Christmas ft Jan Vayne (December 9-24): Senga McColgan, Bomyi Park
  • Handel's Messiah (December 3-30): Patricia Fakudze, Kimberly Balin
  • Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Jan 21- May 28): Begaim Sadyrova, Sarah Newell
  • Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Mar 4 - Apr 9): Isabella Fat, Michelle Fevola
  • Mozart Requiem (Apr 29 - May 28): Dimitris Stamatelos, Oscar Alvarado


IamExpat is offering two pairs of VIP tickets each for five different classical music concerts in the 2022-2023 concert season by the Bach Orchestra and Choir of the Netherlands.

To participate, fill in the form below and tell us: what is your favourite classical piece of all time? Also: if you won tickets, which of the concerts below would you most like to attend?

Enter for a chance to hear some incredible classical music with free VIP tickets

Enter today! You could be one of the lucky winners!

  • Which concerts?

  1. Classical Christmas featuring Jan Vayne (December 9-24)
  2. Handel's Messiah (December 3-30)
  3. Vivaldi's Four Seasons (January 21 - May 28, 2023)
  4. Bach's St. Matthew Passion (March 4 - April 9, 2023)
  5. Mozart's Requiem (April 29 - May 28, 2023)
  • Where?

The concerts are happening in some of the most amazing venues all over the Netherlands including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Laurenskerk in Rotterdam, Grote Kerk in The Hague, Hieronymus Bosch Arts Centre in Den Bosch, AFAS Theatre in Leusden, Martinikerk in Groningen and more. (The specific performance dates in different cities and venues vary per concert, so check the concert agenda via the concert links to see the full concert listings.)

  • Number of pairs of tickets available for each concert

There are two pairs of VIP tickets on offer for each of the above concerts. You can also find out more about these performances on the Beleefklassiek website.

About the concerts

Here's a snapshot of what to expect at each of the concerts, one of which you could be attending for free if you're a lucky winner!

Classical Christmas featuring Jan Vayne (December 9-24)

Famous Christmas carols are interspersed with large-scale classical Christmas works by Handel and Bach during the Classical Christmas concert featuring Jan Vayne. Listen to tender music with melancholic sounds and Christmas classics from world-famous composers, with Jan Vayne playing beautiful improvisations on piano. During this concert, the musicians will bring the true Christmas spirit to you.

Handel's Messiah (December 3-30)

Experience Handel's most famous masterpiece The Messiah. This world-famous oratorio is especially prized during the Christmas period. Partly due to the wonderful acoustics of the selected halls and churches in the Netherlands, this version brings forth the unique atmosphere of the composer George Frideric Handel. 

Vivaldi Four Seasons (January 21 - May 28, 2023)

There's nothing quite like Vivaldi’s masterpiece! Get ready to hear the four amazing concertos known as The Four Seasons, composed for violin and strings, that represent scenes of nature in music, inspired by each season of the year. They'll be played by the Spanish violin virtuoso Enrique Gomez-Cabrero as soloist. Together with a string quintet, Olga Zinovieva performs Boccherini's tender Stabat Mater with her impressive soprano voice.

Bach's St. Matthew Passion (March 4 - April 9, 2023)

In the Netherlands, the St. Matthew Passion is the most frequently performed classical musical work in the period before Easter. It is regarded by musicians, scholars and classical music fans alike as one of the true gems of classical music, composed by the great Johann Sebastian Bach. The singers, which are carefully selected to blend with the orchestra, possess unique sounds.

Mozart Requiem (April 29 - May 28, 2023)

This special concert of Mozart's Requiem will open with Mozart's concert aria Exsultate Jubilate, followed by his famous Coronation Mass. The concert will come to a head with the impressive and passionate Requiem. The performers are Olga Zinovieva, soprano, Martinus Leusink, tenor, Thilo Dahlmann, bass, along with The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands.

Discount for participants

If you're not one of the winners, you can still get a 50 percent discount when you book your tickets via IamExpat. Regular tickets for the performances cost 80 euros, but for IamExpat readers, there's a special price of 39,95 euros!

Book your tickets on the Beleefklassiek website or call 0900-8191 (calls cost 45 cents per minute). Use the code EXPAT to get this great discount. Reserve your tickets now!

Prices shown are excluding the 7,95 euros service costs and surtax of 5 euros at Concertgebouw concerts.

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