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AMSTERDAM GOSPEL

FireChoir

The Amsterdam Gospel FireChoir is a black-gospel community choir of over 100 members coming together from various cities, nations, cultures and walks of life. Since 2008, audiences have been captivated by FireChoir's impressive sound and exhilarating performances. Their continued pursuit of excellence has paved the way to performing in venues such as the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam Westerkerk and Zaantheater, as well as performing with renowned artists from the Netherlands and Hollywood. Interested in joining FireChoir or booking the 'hottest choir in the universe'? Contact us.

ABOUT US

WHO

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.

WHEN

do rehearsals start?
Rehearsals start
29 August, 2019
Coffee & registration:
19:00-19:30
Rehearsals:
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.

WHERE

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.

LOCATION:
Keerpunt
A.J. Ernststraat 302
​1082 LT Amsterdam

HOW

much does it cost?

Online discount price: €50
(pre-registration online
by the 1st rehearsal.)

Walk-in price: €60
(without pre-registration)

PAYMENT
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!

Professional

The Directors

FireChoir is professionally managed by Doug & Jackee Raught, American directors with over 30 years experience.

Choreography

We MOVE

when we sing, that's part of our charm. We keep it easy and show you how.

Stage

FireChoir

performs several concerts on stage at the end of every season.

Socialize

Family

Making friends is one of the best perks of FireChoir. We are like one BIG family.

Open Choir

Everyone

is welcome to join FireChoir regardless of beliefs, ethnicity or musical experience.

Tools

We make

learning our music easy! Everyone receives all the tools needed to be successful.

Parking

Free parking

(and plenty of it) is available where we rehearse.

Commitment

14 Weeks

Join for one season at a time. Many come back season after season!

Discount

Get €10 off

the member's fee when you register online before first rehearsal.

(Normal price: €60)

Repertoire

American-Style

black gospel is our 'thing', but we also mix it up with spirituals, a cappella and southern gospel too.

Extras

Social Activities

End of season party, workshops and other activities as time and schedules permit.

Travel

As opportunity

arises, the choir travels by bus to more distant concerts, and sometimes to other countries.

Lessons

We will teach

you to sing with proper vocal technique and instruct in stage presence.

Transport

Public transport

is convenient and close by—just a few minutes' walk to the bus, metro or train.

Absences

Absent?

If you are sick, have to work, or have an emergency, don't worry; just let us know and we'll work with you.

Challenge

Work=Excellence

The director pushes the choir to continually learn and improve. Each season, the work yields great rewards.

FireChoir

Sings at the Zaan

FireChoir Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

On 8 June 2018, 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

Barbra Streisand

FIRECHOIR SINGS WITH

Barbra
Streisand

It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for a choir to perform with Barbra Streisand and that opportunity came to FireChoir in 2013.
 
Live Nation Entertainment contacted FireChoir to sing with Ms. Streisand at the Amsterdam concerts of the ‘Barbra Live’ European tour.  One choir for each of the six cities of her tour were needed. Choirs were chosen for their quality, their diverse ethnic representation and their size (a 70 voice choir was required).
 
FireChoir sang the finale medley with Ms. Streisand: Make Our Garden Grow and Somewhere (Bernstein & Sondheim)

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