Welcome to the ‘Scratch Muziekdagen Leiden’, the biggest Scratch event in Europe!

Participating in the Scratch Muziekdagen Leiden means being part of a huge choir (almost 900 singers), singing with an orchestra (75 musicians) being accompanied by a professional conductor and soloists and of course feeling the ambiance of the beautiful ‘Pieterskerk’ in Leiden. But most important is having a great time, enjoying, laughing and singing with your friends, family, singing group or just your friendly neighbour of the day.

Scratch-program 2020
We are very proud to present the 2020 program. Similar to our 2019 event we’ll be making four days of wonderful music.

Messiah – Händel – Thursday 13 February 2020
Messiah for young singers – Friday 14 February 2020 (concert starts at 19.00 hrs)
Musical Highlights – Saturday 15 February 2020
Johannes Passion – Sunday 16 February 2020

If you would like to join us for one or more days, you can easily sign up via this web-link. Registration opens on Tuesday, October 1, 2020, at exactly 0:00 hrs.

How does a Scratch day work?
On the day of the Scratch, the doors will open at 08.45 hrs. The rehearsal starts at 09.30 hrs and ends at 17.15 hrs. During this time, we’ll rehearse every song and piece of music planned for rehearsal. Then you will get a well deserved break, and be ready for the concert in the evening where we expect a large audience.

Concert tickets – bring your fans
So, you’ve rehearsed all day and it sounds wonderful… Wouldn’t it be nice to have your friends sitting in the audience to give you a big round of applause? Then bring your friends or family to enjoy the concert in the evening. The concerts start at 19.30 hrs. Tickets can be ordered via the ticket-link.
Don’t worry, during the day there’s plenty of things for your friends and family to see and do in Leiden. This beautiful old city has a number of museums, historic buildings, nice bars, restaurants and other attractions to visit. Or just walk around the market on Saturday. We are sure they will have a good time too. And of course you can meet up with your friends and family at the lunch and dinner breaks.

Have a nice dinner at selected restaurants
Every year we select several restaurants nearby the Pieterskerk, so you can have a nice meal and be back to the church on time. Around November we’ll start publishing the names of the restaurants so you can make your own reservations.