Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicolas
Sat, 20 Apr 20:00

World music worships the Passions
Featuring a chamber orchestra, the Kahelo chamber choir, and classical soloists.

*The musicians study at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague


Sponsored by
Grieks Restaurant Milos


Concert Program




Ton Nimfona sou vlepo
  (Byzantine Chant)   

Solo doublebass

3 min

  (Byzantine Chant)


2 min

Stabat Mater
  (Zoltán Kodály)


5 min

Eli! Eli!
  (György Deák - Bardos)


5 min

The Passion of Christ
  (Georgos Theofanous)

Harp, soprano

3 min

Erbarme dich mein Gott
  (Johan Sebastian Bach)

String quintet & oboe

7 min

The Seven last words of Christ
  (Franz Joseph Haydn)

String quartet

6 min

Stabat Mater (No1 & No2)
  (Giovanni Battista Pergolesi)

String quartet & alto, soprano

8 min

The Akathist Hymn
  (Christos Leontis)

Chamber orchestra, choir & soprano, tenor

25 min



Caitlin Benz is an accomplished young oboist from Sydney, Australia. She studied with well-known Australian oboists Shefali Pryor, Nicola Bell and Ngaire de Korte, completing her Bachelor of Music Performance (oboe) in 2020 at Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she was awarded the Patricia Lucas Music Achievement Scholarship. Whilst living in Sydney she performed with the NSW Police Band, Ensemble Apex, Australian Youth Orchestra, Sydney Youth Orchestra and many more.
Since September 2023, she has been pursuing her Master of Music Performance (oboe) at The Royal Conservatoire, The Hague with Jeroen Soors and Alexei Ogrintchouk, also specialising in baroque oboe with Frank de Bruine. Within the first few months of studying in the Netherlands, she received a grant from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, and was invited to play with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. Caitlin continues to study, freelance in the Netherlands on both modern and baroque oboe, teach and is a trainee woodwind examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board.

Kahelo is a newly formed chamber choir. It comprises talented musicians from various conservatories across the Netherlands.

The purpose of this ensemble is to celebrate and promote the significance of choral music. While our common thread is rooted in Portuguese heritage, our repertoire extends beyond the limits of a singular tradition. By embracing this diversity, Kahelo aims to offer audiences a captivating musical experience that transcends cultural boundaries.

Additionally, Kahelo is dedicated to promoting cultural exchanges and collaborations within the musical community. We seek opportunities to engage with international composers, musicians and artists to enrich our repertoire and contribute to the global dialogue of choral music.

António Melo

Joana Machado

Mário Machado

Beatriz Mendes

João Carreira

Mateus Oliveira

Bruna Pereira

João Lopes

Pedro Lopes

Filipa Dias

Lara Pinto

Rui Sousa

Gonçalo Reis

Laura Pimenta

Tiago Campos

Inês Simões

Mariana Pinheiro

Tiago Moreira

Íris Brandão



Sofia Chatzi was born in 2002, in Athens. She has been affiliated with music since aged 7, starting with violin lessons and later switching to viola. She is a music school graduate, and has worked with numerous youth orchestras, professional orchestras and acclaimed Greek musicians- like the Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO), Athens Philarmonia Orchestra, Athens State Orchestra, and Georgios Demertzis, to name a few.
She has also participated in masterclasses from well known musicians such as David Aaron Carpenter, Dimos Gountaroulis, Katerina Chatzi Nikolau, Olga Holdorff, Casals Quartet, and more.
Lastly, from September 2023 onwards she has been a Bachelors’ student of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in the class of Mikhail Zemtsov.

Konstantina Christodoulou, a 22-year-old Classical Soprano hailing from Cyprus, has cultivated her musical talents from a young age. Her formative years were spent at the Marios Tokas music school, where she honed her skills and developed a deep appreciation for classical music. Currently, Konstantina is furthering her musical education at the renowned Codarts conservatory in Rotterdam, immersing herself in rigorous training and refining her craft under the guidance of esteemed mentors.
Throughout her music years, Konstantina has had the privilege of collaborating with esteemed ensembles such as the Bachkoor Holland choir and in prestigious venues like Vienna’s Musikverein. In addition to her ensemble work, she has done solo performances, singing both opera and art songs. Beyond the pursuit of musical excellence, Konstantina harbors a profound ambition: to foster love and compassion through the power of music, believing in its ability to transcend boundaries and forge connections among individuals.

Born in Tokyo in 2005, Liliyo Tsujimura-Fondecave started the violin at seven years old. She is now a first-year student at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, under the tutelage of Arisa Fujita. Liliyo was the concertmaster of the Tokyo International Music School’s Orchestra, winner of the Accelerando Scholarship Competition and mentee for the Zenith Mentorship Program.
She is passionate about volunteering and holds a leadership position at the Do Re Mi Project, a NPO offering free music lessons for underprivileged children.

2nd Violin

Ho Yan Grace Chan is a Hong Kong double bassist currently based in the Netherlands. She started to play the double bass at the age of 12 and gained her bachelor degree in Hong Kong before coming to Europe. Grace is now studying in Royal Conservatoire of The Hague with Jean Paul Everts and Léo Genet.


Bruna Pereira began her musical studies at the age of 4 in Guarda, Portugal. In 2018 she enrolled in Jobra (Aveiro, Portugal) to begin her classical singing studies with the soprano Ana Barros. Currently she is in the class of the tenor Amand Hekkers, in the 3rd year Bachelor of the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague.
She's a part of multiple student projects like Kahelo and Tangram choirs and as a soloist, in her most recent project, Bruna played Nancy and Lucia in a selection of Britten's opera scenes, under the baton of Jac van Steen.

Hattie McGregor studies at Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag with Lucia Swarts. She previously studied cello with John Myerscough (Doric String Quartet) and baroque cello with Jonathan Manson at the Royal Academy of Music, and with Matthijs Broersma at the Yehudi Menuhin School. She was a prize-winner of Musica Goritiensis international competition 2022 and Prinses Christina Concours 2023.
Hattie performed at London Handel Festival, as soloist with Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim (Cello Akademie Rutesheim), at Virtuoso and Belcanto, Kings Place, and for DEUSS Music Publishing. She has played for Cuarteto Casals, Claudio Bohórquez, Gary Hoffman, Adrian Brendel, Colin Carr, Jakob Koranyi, Sebastian Klinger, Natalie Clein, Bruno Cocset, Zlatomir Fung, Sung-Won Yang, and Harro Ruijsenaars, among many others.


Beatriz Mendes began studying music at the age of 10 at Conservatório de Música D.Dinis in Odivelas, Portugal. At the age of 14 she began studying singing at Conservatório de Música de Lisboa with the soprano Ângela Silva. She was a choir member of the Youth Choir of Lisbon at São Carlos National Theatre.
Beatriz is currently studying under the guidance of the soprano Ilse Eerens, in the 1st Bachelor of the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag.


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