Summer Concert: July 1
Preparations for our 2017 Summer concert are in full swing. The date for is set for Saturday July 1 at 20:00 and the venue will be the Nieuwe Badkapel, Nieuwe Parklaan 90 in Scheveningen.
We will perform a selection of works by English composers with the main work being John Rutter's Magnificat. Shorter pieces by Herbert Howells, Gustav Holst and Edward Elgar will complete the programme. Angeliki Ploka, pictured below, will be our conductor and rehearsals are now in full swing.
Tickets are now on sale on the internet. Go to:
Tickets cost € 18.00 if purchased there. There is a reduced price of € 10.00 for those in full time education. When purchased at the door on the night, all tickets will cost € 20.00.
Please invite your friends along! Click on the image of the poster to the left and then right-click on the enlarged image. 'Save image as' on your computer and you can then attach it to e-mails, etc or insert it into documents.
2017 May 22
The Cecilia International Choir
Welcome! Bienvenue! Willkomen! Welkom!
Founded in 1976, we are one of the longest-established English-speaking mixed voice choirs in South Holland. Do you want to come and listen? Do you want to join us and sing? While we currently have a full complement of female voices, we are still welcoming new TENORS and BASSES - so find out more here. We assure you of a warm welcome - and we do NOT hold auditions!
We total around 80 members divided between Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass voices. English is the language of rehearsal but we take pride in our diversity of nationalities. We don't run auditions and, while it is obviously an advantage, we do not insist that you can read music. We rehearse each Thursday evening in the British Junior School, located at Diamanthorst 16, The Hague (for a map, click here) from 19:45 until 22:00. Enjoying the experience of making good music is our primary objective.
We perform concerts at least three times per year. Details of upcoming performances are given on the Concerts page. Please come and listen!
The pictures below give a more graphic idea of our activities and performances.
Cecilia International Choir in pictures...
Αngeliki is a Greek choir conductor, soprano and music pedagogue. She studied Choral Conducting and Music Pedagogy (MA) at the Liszt Academy of Music in Hungary and Musicology/Music Pedagogy (BA) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Department of Music Studies) in Greece. Currently she is pursuing further studies in singing at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague with Lenie van den Heuvel. Angeliki has been working with various choirs in the Netherlands and in Hungary such as the New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir, the CsíkKamara, the Mixed Choir of the Kodály Institute, the Residentie Kamerkoor. As part of masterclasses she has also worked with various professional ensembles, such as the Cappella Amsterdam, the Ηelsingin kamarikuoro and Det Norske Solistkor. She conducts the Amsterdams Studenten Projectkoor as well as the Cecilia Choir. She has sung in productions with the Groot Omroepkoor, the project Meesters & Gezellen 2016, the Sweelinck Kamerkoor, the Orkest de Ereprijs and has performed many premieres of contemporary works in the Netherlands and in Greece. Angeliki is a junior lecturer of Music Theory at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Koninklijk Conservatorium) and teaches at the Nationale Koren (Vocaal Talent Nederland).