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Dutch student musicians to play classical Friday

90 student musicians in Copenhagen, all the way from Wageningen, Holland. Free concert Friday at 19.30.

The Wageningen Student Choir and Orchestra will not be dressing up in clogs and tulips when they concert in Copenhagen this week. Though their aim is to give the audience a glimpse of life in the Netherlands, it will be a musical, rather than a cultural, peep show.

The student musicians and their two conductors are set to play a free concert at the Hellig Kors Church in Nørrebro Friday August 24. The Copenhagen concert will be the first stop on their Scandinavian tour.

»No, we won’t be dressing up in clogs. We will focus on our musical ancestry instead. For those interested we will – however – be serving Dutch cookies in the break. And we’re more than happy to share experiences if anybody wants to visit Wageningen,« says Janna Barel, PR-coordinator for the choir and orchestra.

Dutch and Scandinavian traditions meet

The repertoire for the concert on Friday will include Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Nordic a-capella works as well as modern Dutch compositions such as by the composer Andriessen.

Going on a Scandinavian tour, the students will visit Stockholm and Uppsala after Copenhagen. They have prepared for the tour for more than half a year and when they return to Wageningen it’s back to uni again.

»The concert will be a great experience because we have planned a repertoire which is an exchange between Dutch and Scandinavian classical music. It’s been hard work, but we’ve enjoyed it a lot! We like to think that we make friends with music, and music with friends,« Janna Barel finishes off.

When and Where

The concert by the Wageningen Student Choir and Orchestra will take place on Friday August 24, 2012, 19:30 at Hellig Kors Church, Kapelvej 38, 2200 København N. The concert is free and everybody is more than welcome.

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