We're getting quite a few questions about the Covid-19 virus and what impact it will have on the Vocal Pop & Jazz Days.
As everyone, we are very concerned about the Covid-19 virus, and we are closely watching developments, but we can't predict yet what the impact on society and everything will be by August.
For now, we will continue with our preparations, assuming the week will continue as planned.
We expect to make a decision by the end of June at the latest, and will communicate earlier when possible.
If August 2020 turns out not to be feasible for the VPJD, we will look into possibilities to move the week to 2021.
We can now announce, that
the Vocal Pop & Jazz Days 2020, are full!
Unfortunately for us and due to choices made based on his commitment and dedication to conductor's education, Tijs Krammer will no longer be available for the Vocal Pop & Jazz Days. We stand behind him and respect his choices wholeheartedly.
But not to worry! We are happy to announce that we have found a master who will fill your hearts with jazz in the coming edition! Coming to you live from Denmark (*VP drumroll*) it's Jesper Holm!
Jesper Holm is known as "Mr. Jazz". He is the inspirational leader behind the top vocal jazz formation "Touché" from Copenhagen. He is assistant Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, Denmark and is currently teaching Vocal Leadership alongside our very own Merel Martens here in the Netherlands. Jesper is amazing at getting you familiar with the intricacies of vocal jazz while putting a smile on your face.
We welcome Jesper to the organizing team of the VPJD and look forward to working with him.
It is going to be an awesome edition in 2020!
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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. '