Merits (2021)

2 international activities
217/419 ranking within discipline
0 international awards


Dutch Chamber Choir
Other name (in original language)
Nederlands Kamerkoor

Doelenstraat 46
3512 XJ Utrecht

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For more than eighty years, the Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor) has enjoyed a place at the top of the international choral world. Since the very beginning the choir has been known for being adventurous and innovative. It owes this reputation to commissions of works by both well-known composers and young talent, and acontinuous search for new formats and exciting collaborations. This results in concerts that appeal to all the senses. The choir has been praised by critics in and outside the Netherlands: “highly rewarding”, according to The Times (London, 2017) and Volkskrant (Amsterdam, 2016): “a leading top ensemble.”

Education and participation is a vital part of the choir’s mission. The Netherlands has thousands of amateur choirs and numerous youth choirs. The Nederlands Kamerkoor provides coaching and workshops, and ‘adopts’ choirs as supporting act for their own concerts.

Since September 2015 Peter Dijkstra has been chief-conductor of the Nederlands Kamerkoor. He is one of the most in demand choral conductors world-wide and is known for his sparkling performances. Amongst his predecessors were such renowned conductors as Uwe Gronostay, Tõnu Kaljuste, Stephen Layton, Risto Joost and founder Felix de Nobel.