Nederlands Kamerkoor

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The Netherlands Chamber Choir was founded in 1937. In addition to its own concert series, the choir frequently collaborates with renowned ensembles such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Asko | Schönberg, La Fenice and Le Concert Lorrain. They have released more than seventy-five recordings on CD, many of which have garnered awards. Peter Dijkstra has been the choir’s chief conductor since 2015. His predecessors include Felix de Nobel, the choir’s founder, Uwe Gronostay, Tõnu Kaljuste, Stephen Layton and Risto Joost. Education and participation is a vital part of the choir’s mission. The Netherlands has thousands of amateur choirs and numerous youth choirs to which the Netherlands Chamber Choir provides coaching and workshops, and it “adopts” choirs as supporting acts for their concerts. The choir has been a regular guest at the festival since 1949. Recent Holland Festival performances include The Book of Sand (2015), Het nieuwe Babylon (2017) and Gesualdo (2018).