Newsflash:

It is with a heavy heart that the VPJD Board has decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the Vocal Pop & Jazz Days.
The next edition will be held in August 2022.
All participants have also received an email with this message and some more information. If you didn’t receive this email, please check your spam-filter.

Recent policies across Europe have made it clear that a 'normal' edition this summer would face severe challenges since international travel will still be problematic this August and any group event should adhere to the "1,5 meter society"-guidelines. We've considered various options to allow for the event to take place under these circumstances, but concluded this would take the heart out of the Vocal Pop & Jazz Days.

Our masters Deke Sharon, Merel Martens and Jesper Holm have all agreed to be at our next edition, so we can already look forward to having this great Musical Team in 2022.
Application to the next edition will open in October 2021.

On behalf of all of us, stay safe, stay healthy!

The Vocal Pop & Jazz Days

The Vocal Pop and Jazz Days will be held again in August 2022,
once again in Kontakt der Kontinenten, Soesterberg, The Netherlands.

So, if you're looking for
  • A highly educational music experience
  • A week of singing vocal pop and jazz repertoire
  • Renowned conductors
  • Workshops for both conductors and singers
  • Great food
  • Lots of fun!
  • A meeting with old and new friends...
Why not join us for the next edition of the Vocal Pop & Jazz Days in 2022?

Recommendations

'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. '

Kerry Marsh
Guest conductor 2018


Jim Daus Hjernøe: Guest conductor 2016 '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
'Everyone 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 Voices
Guest conductor 2014


Anders Edenroth: Guest conductor 2012 I really enjoyed 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.

Anders Edenroth
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. '

Kirby Shaw
Guest conductor 2010