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...

Our Conductor

Angeliki Ploka

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).

Rehearsals       

 

41st Season

Saturday July 1,
Summer Concert, Nieuwe Badkapel

Thursday July 6, 19:30-22:00.
End-of-Season dinner
Wok Restaurant 'Rosarium', Westbroekpark.
A short walk from Nieuwe Badkapel, ample parking.
Price: euro 30, before July 1 please. All members welcome.

https://www.westbroekpark.nl/restaurant.html

 

 42nd Season

First rehearsal:

Thursday September 7, 19:45
Diamanthorst 16, Den Haag.

 

Christmas Concerts:

Sunday December 10

Tuesday December 12

Thursday December 14