If you are lost trying to find a group to sing with - here's an overview of choirs, vocal ensembles and singing groups in the city of Utrecht, both amateur and professional, by genre and/or language. Go ahead, see what you like and go for a tryout.
There's also an overview of choirs in Amsterdam, if that's your area.
Musical Theater choirs
Are you a musical theatre fan? Me too, it's the best.
So far, I have not found many of choirs singing musicals, if you know of one - let me know in the comments! In the meantime - I opened one 🙂
If you love contemporary comercial music (you know, the stuff you hear on the radio and see on MTV and The Voice - here are a few opions
An amateur, mixed choir with their own band!
The Prestige Pop choir has many branches around the Netherlands. This one is in Vleutenwiede, singing the best pop hits. They also offer 2 free tryouts to see if you like it
An amateur, mixed choir of ladies and gentlemen
They sing mainly Dutch pop songs, but go for a varied repertoire and include some cool hits.
No score reading necessary, but they do learn their lyrics well!
An amateur, women's choir singing Pop and Rock music
This lady group rehearses in Leidsche Rijn and both performs in real life and recording videos online. Check out their blog to see their diverse activities
An amateur, mixed choir, singing Dutch pop and folk songs
This group sings mainly in Dutch and very resourcefully singing in every festival out there, going abroad, AND rocking a flashmob.
An amateur, mixed improvised choir
You go to a bar, get a music/lyric sheet, learn your part, then they put it together and boom! You have a song! They Usually come together at Cafe De Postillon, Utrecht
Looks like Utrecht is the homeland of classical music, just by looking at the amount and quality of classical choirs. Good luck choosing, there are so many good ones!
A semi-professional, mixed choir singing challenging classical music
Lamusa sings beautiful rep with beautiful voice blending, they take themselves seriously performing live and filming video clips, too
A semi-professional, mixed choir
This choir made it to the news! They work on performances and new projects all the time, and they sound pretty good, I will say
A professional, men's choir
They sing mostly early music, medieval pieces. They are performing regularly, and going for peculiar, unique projects you don't usually see. Give them a try if you're a guy with a good voice
Professional communal choir, mixed with women and men
Definitely one of the best choirs in the country. They perform regularly and looks like their musical enthusiasm is at a new level. And so many of them!
Multiple professional choirs, children and youth
This made me want to send my kids to solfege classes. These are children choir, boy choir, young women choir and mixed youth choir, all singing at a very high level. Worth to try out, or at least go to one of their concerts
An amateur, mixed choir, singing a capella classical music
Their repertoire varies from early music to contemporary classical music. They already have some performances lined up for 2022
A professional, mixed choir singing mainly early music
Sight singing and independent score studying is required if you want to audition. If you can - do it, they perform regularly, record, and they sound amazing
A professional, paid choir. Mixed of men and women
This choir is a job, apply if you are a professional singer or singing at a high level, have experience in ensemble singing and able to sight sing.
An semi-professional, mixed choir of men and women
Rehearsing in Lombok, Estrivo sings mainly a-capella, classical pieces of all eras. they plan for at least 2 shows a year, with a new repertoire every time.
A semi-professional, mixed choir of young women and men
One of the largest and most well known groups in the country. They rehearse and perform regularly, have a practice camp and a tour every year. You will have the privilege of singing in a classical choir without auditioning, that's right, just go and sing with them!
An amateur, Mixed of men and women
This group of educated amateur singers is performing every single month in the church, and sometimes perform on radio and TV. And check out those robes..
A professional, mixed choir and children choir
This choir performs both in real life and online. They have a children choir school for kids ages 8-12.
Being a member includes not only rehearsing and performing, but also a study week and a sailing week every year, plus a tour.
An amateur, women's choir
Singing mostly classical music, but not only the expected, standard repertoire, they go into modern music as well. They sing in 3 voices and always welcome new members
Diverse style choirs
We got some choirs here that sing a bit of everything, that's always nice to mix things up, so take a look at these
An amateur, mixed choir of men and women, international repertoire
These guys and gals sing songs in all languages (I recognized the Hebrew song, well done), serious but light mooded, and sounding good
An amateur, mixed choir of women and men
Amateur or not, they sing from sheet music and you need to learn your music and lyrics properly. They sing in close harmony, songs from light music to jazz and classical music
A professional, mixed choir singing close harmony
They perform a lot, record and sometimes win competitions...You need to be not only enthusiastic, but sing well and be willing to invest time (up to twice a week towards projects) in the choir. Looks like you'll be achieving quite a bit with them for that investment.
An amateur, women's choir
Ladies in 20's and 30's get together and sing all kinds of music styles: Chrismas songs, pop, world music etc. They go on to make super cool youtube videos, check those out.
A semi-professional, mixed choir singing close harmony
They sing any style, a-capella, and quite at a high level. The also create music together and improvise. They also perform all the time and film video clips
Nothing like Gospel music to lift the spirit, here are the choirs in Utrecht who sing in this style
An amateur, mixed choir singing Gospel
Located in the suburb of Vleuten-De Meern, this group has been enthusiastic about togetherness and music making, spreading, in their words, god's love. They perform regularly in church and go on tours in and outside the country
An amateur, mixed choir singing black, American gospel
This choir from Nieuwegein has a band and sings authentic gospel music. They team up with choirs in the US and perform in churches, festivals and in the theater
Other style choirs
Maybe one of those groups will hit the nail on the head with the style you are interested in, so have a look
An amateur, mixed choir singing close harmony
Want to sing in 4, 5 or 6 voices? They work towards shows of Jazz, soul, swing, and don't hesitate to change the language or add some dance steps in
A professional, men's choir
Performing slavic music from the Byzantine era. A very unique ensemble known for its niche musical expertise. Young men are mostly encouraged to tryout, though older men are welcome, too
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