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Genetic Choir workshops are open to everyone. Be prepared to work intensely, but don’t worry about your level of experience – no specific vocal skills are required to join. At the same time, experienced and professional singers are always pleasantly surprised and deeply challenged by the high standard of working, notwithstanding the different types of singers present. The workshops are our own laboratory and training ground, and we are happy to share this space with you!

Upcoming workshops are listed below. Be welcome.


30 November 2019 – One-Day workshop in BREDA

One-Day workshops are for all those who find a weekend too long and a commitment for regular Friday Sessions (see below) too fixed. 🙂

It is also for everyone who just want to dip a toe into the vocal improvisation experience and get to know us in an easy way.

There’s the option to just join until lunch (10:30-13:00), then you pay only 38 euro, and we will deepen the work in a smaller group in the afternoon. There are a few places for ‘just morning’ people – send us an email if you want that option: workshops@genetic-choir.org

Via the links below you can pay and reserve your place in the workshop:

Saturday, 30 November 2019

11:00-17:00 / 69 euro (incl. 21%btw) / Belcrumhuis, Breda

—> Once you paid, please send us an email with your name and telephone number to workshops@genetic-choir.org so we can match your payment to your e-mail address.

Thanks for using the payment links to reserve, as it makes the administration work for our small organisation much lighter. 🙂
We will always transfer the money back to you in full, in case the workshop is booked out. We do the same if you cancel your participation until 5 weeks before the workshop.

Don’t forget to send us an email so we can match your payment: workshops@genetic-choir.org

If you would like a btw(VAT) invoice for the workshop fee, let us know! Also if you have other questions, we are happy to hear from you.


18+19 January 2020 – MELODY MAKERS

Melodies are the storytellers of music. Just start singing a few notes and instantly there is a feeling/atmosphere, the beginning and clear promise of a much longer story. Melodies are also playful creatures, meaning that in bigger numbers they tend to swirl around each other, being looped and copied and transposed, creating ever-new relations and mixed identities, transforming to totally different music or ending in beautiful silences.

In this Genetic Choir weekend workshop, we look at how we use melodies in improvisation singing. Voice work and rhythm will feature along the way, but the focus is on weaving melodies and story. How do you go about it, as an improvisation singer? How do you make it personal and how does ‘meaning’ evolve? But also: how do you work together with other singers in this?

The Genetic Choir approach ensures that you don’t need any particular background to be able to join this workshop. Everybody works from his preferred musical style and own level of experience. The magic happens in the middle

Dates: 18th + 19th of January 2020
Times: 10:30-17:00 (both days)
Place: Amsterdam (place to be announced)
Costs: 134,- Euro (110,- excl. BTW)

Reserve by using this payment link and send us an email with your name and telephone number so that we can match your payment with you.


FRIDAY MORNING SESSIONS (Autumn 2019 / Spring 2020)

Regular training/composing sessions in Genetic Choir work on Friday mornings.

We do it in a two-week rhythm (every other Friday) and have blocks of 8 sessions in a row, with a fixed group for that block. No specific singing background is required, but we ask you to do at least one Genetic Choir workshop first, in order for you to find out whether you enjoy the work we do.
Participants commit for a set of 8 sessions, so that we can deepen the work from one session to the next. The sessions are also training ground for the professional Ensemble, so you will mingle with both new and experienced Genetic Choir singers. If you are interested to join from January 2019, send us an e-mail: workshops@genetic-choir.org

PLACE: studio De Eester, C. van Eesterenlaan 302, Amsterdam
COSTS per block: 236 euro (195,- euro excl.VAT)
TIME: on Fridays (every two weeks), 10:00-12:30
DATES Spring block 2019 will probably start from 24 January 2020

The autumn block of the Friday Sessions is full! If you would like to join the group from January 2020, please send us an email on workshops@genetic-choir.org


Most of our workshops are taking place in Amsterdam, but we also have come to Rotterdam, Arnhem, Utrecht, Haarlem and Breda in the past (not to mention Torino, Hannover, New York State and Hiroshima)

If you would like to have a Genetic Choir workshop in your own city, just get in touch with us: workshops@genetic-choir.org

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