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. 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).
Part of our singing together is in the form of circle songs: a creative and spontaneous way of creating and singing songs together as a group.
One person acts as a leader – that can be the choir conductor but also one of the singers. The leader decides how to start building a song. That can be by singing a couple of notes in a particular rhythm to each vocal group (altos, sopranos, tenors, basses). And then there is all kinds of ways to start improvising on top of these melodies, solo or in groups.
We created one circle song especially for a concert in the Peace Palace based on a Zulu song. We used the Zulu lyrics, wrote an English version, created different melodies and sang both in English and in Zulu.
We are inspired by (among others) Bobby McFerrin. Listen to one of his circle songs.