The Dutch Organic Choir was founded by Merel Martens and Peder Karlsson (ex-Real Group) in september 2014. We make style-free acapella music, with rotating leadership, working from the Organic Choir concept. We sing only original compositions and improvised songs. In our concerts we like to let the audience participate to immerse them in the full organic musical experience.
We were honoured to be selected for the competition in the 2017 Aarhus Vocal Festival, and even more that we were awarded the prize for most innovative performance! In Aarhus, we also assisted Peder with two workshops on Singers’ tools, which were awesome. Other recent concerts of note were at the TIN festival in Düsseldorf, where we gave a concert (and also did a workshop with Peder) which was was great.
In Aarhus, we found a lot of inspiration for expanding our musical language and invitations for international collaborations, and after an intensive audition round we’re now hard at work to make 2018 a fantastic DOC year!
If you’re getting inspired: DOC gives workshops improvisation for choirs.
Want to know more, we love to hear from you!