The Netherlands Chamber Choir

The Netherlands Chamber Choir

The Nederlands Kamerkoor exists over 75 years now, and has been one of the world’s top choirs for decades.The Nederlands Kamerkoor has been internationally praised by critics for its homogeneous sound and for the soloist quality of the singers. One of the choir’s missions is to keep choral music very much alive as an art form, by looking for new formats, by innovative commissions and exciting collaborations. It results in concerts that are not only perceived as beautiful, but that appeal to all senses. 

Education and participation are a vital part of the choir’s mission. The Nederlands Kamerkoor provides coaching, workshops, and ‘adopts’ choirs as supporting act for their own concerts. 

Besides their own concert series, the choir often collaborates with renowned ensembles such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, ASKO|Schönberg, La Fenice and Concert Lorrain.

From August 1, 2015 Peter Dijkstra watches over the unique sound of the Nederlands Kamerkoor. The Nederlands Kamerkoor had Felix de Nobel as its first chief conductor. Uwe Gronostay, Tõnu Kaljuste, Stephen Layton and Risto Joost were his respective successors. Each of them gave the Nederlands Kamerkoor, and choral music in general, new, major impulses. 

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