The Vocal Pop & Jazz Days
The Vocal Pop and Jazz Days 2018 were held from Sunday August 12th until Saturday August 18th 2018, once again in Kontakt der Kontinenten, Soesterberg, The Netherlands.
We were very happy to have found a guest conductor who is a specialist in jazz and is very 'up and coming': Kerry Marsh!
Kerry Marsh, our musical masters
for this edition of the VPJD were:
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| ' VPJD is a unique and shining example of the beauty and pure joy that can
arise from a large group of like-minded, kind-hearted vocal musicians
coming together as a diverse community. This special week was filled
with laughter, honest
expressiveness and true personal growth for participants on either side
of the conductor’s podium, and over time, as I cherish the memories of
the experience, I know I’ll remain changed for the better.
'VPJD is like
nowhere else in Europe.
The international vocal event attracts singers from many countries and
offer you a 7 days experience of singing and performing together on a
very high artistic level. I enjoyed very much taking part in VPJD and
believe that this event plays an active role in the development of both
vocal and choral music.
It is without hesitation that I can most confidently recommend VPJD for anyone who wants to explore vocal music and get to know the “Vocal Family”. '
Jim Daus Hjernøe
Guest conductor 2016
must do the VPJD AT LEAST once in their lifetime!! It is an enriched
week of music that has no comparison! There is both challenge and
enjoyment for anyone at any age and ability involved in group singing.
You truly get to witness the learning curve of magical music making in
7 days..........the attention to detail is magnificent, and the result
astounding! An intense week of hard-working FUN! One of the best events
for human artistic bonding and sharing!! '
Kim Nazarian/New York
taking part in The Vocal Pop
& Jazz Days 2012. It is an intense musical experience with
rehearsals and concerts on a very high level. Both the participants and
conductors are truly enthusiastic in their music making. I also
appreciated the social life of VPJD where I got to meet people from
many different nations and varied ages. Everyone taking part in all the
nice activities during their spare time.
I'd be happy to return.
Guest conductor 2012
| 'It's been
such a joy to be here. These singers have hearts like lions
It's been a rigorous, busy, music-filled, fun-filled, love-filled joy-fest for everyone.
When people come together for a common goal, and work hard and achieve that goal, particularly in choral music, it's very inspiring to me personally.
You can see the end performance of this week as a metafor how the world could be, if we all sang in a choir
I will never forget this week that I spent here. '