A brand new DOC

Our fantastic time at the Aarhus Vocal Festival in June was the icing on the cake of the first three years of Dutch Organic Choir. Brimming over with inspiration, we returned home – and for some singers, it turned out to be the time to say goodbye to DOC and pursue other things. Dear Suzanne, […]

Auditions 2017: update!

  UPDATE AUGUST: we’re holding one more audition on september 7! After two great auditions before the summer, we still have room, especially for men! Are you at home on the stage, a talented singer with experience in vocal groups/choirs and interested in improvisation? Are you ambitious to grow and develop your musical and impro skills, […]

Aarhus! Very Organic!

What a fantastic weekend at the Aarhus Vocal Festival! We assisted founding father Peder Karlsson at his workshop Singers Tools which was awesome! We witnessed a beautiful concert with founding mother Merel Martens improvising live on a screen from Holland! On top of THAT we won the prize for ‘MOST INNOVATIVE PERFORMANCE’ at the Competition, for […]

The road to Aarhus…

To prepare for the Aarhus Vocal Festival, we’re doing a series of try-outs. We had a great time at the famous Open BAC, an Amsterdam institution, and learned a lot. On to the next one: saturday, May 13, we’re part of the Balk West Vocal Festival in Noordwijk. We’ll be performing twice that day, entrance is free, […]

TIN’16 was great!

What a great happening was TIN Festival -The Improv Nights this weekend, 4-5-6 november 2016! The saturday evening concert was fantastic, an honour to share the stage with the fantastic singers of the Stimmorchester Hannover! And we hope that all the participants (more than 50, wow!) enjoyed the organic choir workshop we gave with Peder Karlsson as much as we […]

TIN’s a crowd!

We’re so excited at DOC to be part of the 2016 The Improv Nights (TIN) festival in Düsseldorf, Germany! Barbara Beckmann has put a wondeful program together. On Friday november 4, the festival opens with a concert with Symprovoice, Suzanne Mateysen, ADD ONE and Dad’s Phonkey. After a relaxing Saturday morning Frühstück (can you smell the Kaffee?), there’s a workshop with Peder Karlsson and […]

Welcome Deirdre & Mathieu!

Changes at DOC! First of all, a warm welcome for our latest, Deirdre! And we’re equally happy to welcome back Mathieu, who was wit DOC in the beginning and rejoined us. And we’ve got a good thing going here: in the new line-up we were awarded the audience prize at festival DBGA. Next stop: TIN festival in Düsseldorf! Meanwhile, we’ve also had to say goodbye to Margriet and […]

Thanks DBGA!

Thank you so much, dear visitors of festival Den Bosch Goes A Cappella, for voting us the audience prize! We’re super happy to have won this Bossche Bol!!! What a great way to wrap up this fantastic day with. A special thank you to the organisation and all the volunteers, and congratulations to Ratatouille en Twelve!!! ?❤️ Next stop: TIN festival in Düsseldorf!   Couldn’t make […]

Auditions summer 2016

Update: this round of auditions has finished. After our upcoming concerts we will be open again for more members. If you want to sign up already for the next round of auditions, or want more info, email us at auditions@dutchorganicchoir.nl or see us on facebook: facebook.com/dutchorganicchoir.    

Introducing special guest Marko Bonarius

Our next upcoming concert, on May 19, is a new adventure for DOC: we’re going to work together with two instrumentalists! One of those is bass player Marko Bonarius. Marko plays in a wide range of musical styles. Classical, Fado, Sicilian children’s lullabies and Swedish electropop, he’s right at home. And, he adds, “in improvisation I can use elements from this whole palette, […]