A free black gospel Christmas concert
no tickets required
30 November @ 20:00 (Friday)
Arent Janszoon Ernststraat 302-304
1082 LT Amsterdam
1 December @ 19:30 (Saturday)
Christ Church Anglican
8 December @ 20:00 (Saturday)
van 'T Hofflaan 20
9 December @ 19:30 (Sunday)
van Poelgeestlaan 2
can join FireChoir?
Anyone can join regardless of beliefs, ethnicity or musical experience.
Ages 15 and up (younger ages considered on an individual basis).
No previous choir experience or ability to read music necessary.
We audition only for voice placement and to confirm each new member can sing on pitch.
Guests are welcome to visit a rehearsal before committing to join.
do rehearsals start?
30 August, 2018
Coffee & registration:
19:30-21:30 every Thursday for 14 weeks
We have two rehearsal seasons per year: Spring and Fall
At the end of each season, FireChoir performs a short series of concerts on stages in the Netherlands and sometimes abroad.
does FireChoir meet?
FireChoir meets in the Keerpunt building, located in the Buitenveldert area of Amsterdam.
It is within walking distance from the metro, bus and train; plus there is plenty of free parking available.
A.J. Ernststraat 302
1082 LT Amsterdam
much does it cost?
Online discount price: €50
by 30 August)
Walk-in price: €60
Due by 3rd rehearsal. You can pre-register and try a rehearsal first before payment is required. We accept payment in cash at rehearsal, or by Bank Transfer to Stichting Allegro Arts Network NL80ABNA0503107565
Giving you our very best!
FireChoir is professionally managed by Doug & Jackee Raught, American directors with over 30 years experience.
when we sing, that's part of our charm. We keep it easy and show you how.
performs several concerts on stage at the end of every season.
Making friends is one of the best perks of FireChoir. We are like one BIG family.
is welcome to join FireChoir regardless of beliefs, ethnicity or musical experience.
learning our music easy! Everyone receives all the tools needed to be successful.
(and plenty of it) is available where we rehearse.
Join for one season at a time. Many come back season after season!
Get €10 off
the member's fee when you register online by 30 Aug.
(Normal price: €60)
black gospel is our 'thing', but we also mix it up with spirituals, a cappella and southern gospel too.
End of season party, workshops and other activities as time and schedules permit.
arises, the choir travels by bus to more distant concerts, and sometimes to other countries.
We will teach
you to sing with proper vocal technique and instruct in stage presence.
is convenient and close by—just a few minutes' walk to the bus, metro or train.
If you are sick, have to work, or have an emergency, don't worry; just let us know and we'll work with you.
The director pushes the choir to continually learn and improve. Each season, the work yields great rewards.
Sings at the Zaan
FireChoir Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
On 8 June, FireChoir celebrated its 10 year anniversary with their "Oh Happy Day" concert at the Zaantheater. FireChoir is professionally managed by Doug & Jackee Raught, American directors from New York. The Raughts moved to the Netherlands and started this American-style black gospel choir in 2008 with 35 people. Today FireChoir enjoys the distinction of being one of Netherlands largest full-time black gospel choirs.
FireChoir performs on stage at Ziggo Dome with
did FireChoir get to sing with Barbra Streisand? That's the question everyone asks.
It's not every day you get an email from Hollywood, and when we did we thought it was a scam; it said we were chosen to sing on stage with "their Super-Star client" and to contact them as soon as possible. I dismissed it as a hoax, but after 2 days curiosity got the better of me and I called. Incredibly, it was real! The reason FireChoir was chosen was because they saw our website and liked that we were a large, multi-national choir with the sound Barbra was looking for.
This background photo shows 70 FireChoir members (the maximum they allowed us) on stage with Ms. Streisand. We performed in two concerts to 34,000 enthusiastic Streisand fans.