The Hague Toonkunstkoor – since 1829
The Hague Toonkunstkoor exist 184 years. The choir was founded with the Toonkunst Choirs of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Arnhem and Dordrecht in 1829 “under the watchful eye” of King William I. The king wished to encourage the practice of the arts, sciences and commerce with all appropriate means to the population and the singing was one of them. As the founder departments founded the Society for the Promotion of Music.
Our choir gives at least two concerts each year, and is always looking for the widest possible: in addition to standard works of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven also work regularly performed by contemporary composers such as Gorecki, British and Van Baaren. However, the focus is more serious compositions as oratorios, masses and requiems. But a work like the Carmina Burana by Orff has also been on the repertoire.
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