Getting married is a joyful moment of celebration. You may want to enrich this ceremony with songs of hope, love and joy. Our choir can sing songs with and for your guests for example during a wedding service. Laura (singer) and Johan (piano) can also provide background music for your reception. And how about spicing up your celebration with a salsa workshop led by Johan?
Use the contact form to request more information and to book us!
We are partner in the Ooievaarspas program: a card that gives you reduction on all kinds of activities in (mainly) The Hague. The card is for those who have a limited income. If you have an Ooievaarspas and you are older than 18 you are entitled to 50% reduction on your monthly subscription fee. If you have an Ooievaarspas and you are between 12 and 18 years old Ooievaarspas will pay your full contribution fee. Check https://www.ooievaarspas.nl/ for more information.
In 2005 one of my colleagues gave me a copy of the movie ‘O Happy Day‘. I watched the movie and was touched to tears.
The movie tells the story of a Danish traditional church choir that is inspired by a visiting American gospel choir and its conductor. The conductor teaches the Danish singers to sing from the heart. This has big consequences for some of the singers whose lives are turned upside down by this new experience.
One of the songs that touched me is ‘Lord hold me now‘. I started looking for the author of the song and found Hans Christian Jochimsen in Denmark. I sent him an email asking for sheet music, which he immediately sent me. My choir director let me teach the song to the choir.
Sometime later I learnt from Hans Christian’s website that he was starting the International School of Gospel Music. One week in August, filled with inspiring workshops related to singing gospel music in a lovely location with excellent food. Since then I visited the school five times, each time getting inspired and making new friends.
If you have become curious by now, please visit the website and check out what the International School of Gospel Music can mean to you.
If you love gospel music and you are interested in joining us, please visit one of our open rehearsals. The first next open rehearsal will be on Thursday 24 September at 20:00. Due to the rules related to the Corona virus we have room for a maximum five guests. Please let us know if you want to come by using the Contact Form below.
It may take two or three rehearsals for you and us to discover if there is a mutual connection. The last step in the process is a vocal test that you take with our conductor.
We expect that you are able to learn a melody by ear, that you learn your lyrics by heart and that you can sing harmonies together with others.
The regular yearly contribution is 330,00 EUR (which we split into twelve monthly payments of 27,50 EUR), our special rate for students is 17,50 EUR per month (210,00 per year) and with Ooievaarspas you pay 13,75 EUR per month (165,00 EUR per year).
We are a group of singers that love to sing from the heart. We sing gospel music. The word gospel means ‘good news’. The good news is that there is actually always someone that loves you, believes in you and tries to win your heart. We use music to do just that: let you know that someone loves you, believes in you and tries to find a way to your heart. People are touched because we know our lyrics by heart and look at you when we sing.
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