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?
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Do you want to book us to come and sing in your school, at your wedding, in your church or at your home? Please leave your details using the contact form and we we will get in touch with you!
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.
We rehearse in community center ‘De Kronkel’ every week with our gospel choir. Recently the community center was not accessible due to a major power failure following road works. Since I could not reach anyone who could give us access to the building I started thinking of alternative locations.
Two of our loyal supporters, an elderly couple that owns a big house in the city center, had once said: ‘You can come and sing at our place.’ I called the lady in question and she let us know we could come immediately. After a cup of tea and coffee we had our rehearsal. The couple enjoyed our singing for free and we enjoyed a free rehearsal location. Flip-thinking in action!
Do you have a spacious living room and a piano? And would you be interested in having a choir sing at your place? Please contact us for more information!
The above story – in Dutch – has been published on the Omdenken website.
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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You probably got here because you are looking for a gospel choir in The Hague. Or you want to sing from the heart. Or you met one of us who gave you our website address.
No matter how you ended up here or why you are visiting, we invite you to enjoy your visit!
And we encourage you to come and visit one of our rehearsals or book us for a rehearsal @ home or public performance. There are NO rehearsals during school holidays.
If you love gospel music and you are interested in joining us, please visit one of our open rehearsals on the last Thursday evening of the month (NO rehearsals during school holidays). At the moment we have cancelled our open rehearsals due to the Corona virus. Please visit our website to check for new dates.
We like it if you let us know you are coming using the 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.
Our regular monthly fee is 25,00 EUR, special rate for students is 15,00 EUR per month and with Ooievaarspas you pay 12,50 EUR per month.