The Van Abbemuseum Choir invites…
The tower of the museum is eminently suited for a concert by the Van Abbemuseum Choir. Bi-monthly - on average - the choir invites special guest for a joint performance.
We have provided a platform to migrant musicians and singers, for example. Their intense music made Refugee Republic, a video by Jan Rothuizen about daily life in a refugee camp, an even more intense experience. In addition, we invited a fellow choir from the region to every Singing Manifestation.
Until February 2020 the choir was working on a series of three Manifestations of Sound created in cooperation with Hella Hertogs and Rianne Wilbers. The last one was held on February 9, 2020. These Manifestations of Sound are supported by Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven.
Due to the limitations imposed on us and the museum by the corona measures, there are currently no preparations for a new series of concerts.
The museum tower lends itself extremely well for a joint concert involving various choirs. The Van Abbe museum choir invites another choir from the region, as well as one or two Syrian musicians, to join them in a concert in connection with the exhibition Van wie is de straat? (Who owns the street?) On every floor one can hear a different repertoire and get a different view on the street.
Once every two months on Sunday afternoon the choir performs together with the cicerone (tour guide). He or she explains the works and the choir responds to the discussed works with an appropriate song. Image, music and text thus coincide. Our last Musical Tour took place on March 8, 2020 with the theme Women and Freedom.
In addition to these regular tours, there is also the possibility to book a MusicalTour. So far we were asked for birthday parties, by schools and companies.
Due to the restrictions imposed on us and the museum by the corona rules, unfortunately no Musical Tours can take place for the time being.