The Valborg Choir
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The Valborg Choir is a mixed choir. Since our foundation in 1992 we are directed by Árpád Schermann. Presently the choir has about 40 members. We work out of the principles of the 'School for Uncovering the Voice' as developed by the Swedish soprano Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström (1879-1972). Our members adhere to this approach in singing.
The Valborg Choir is a part of the Valborg Foundation. The Valborg Foundation aims at promoting the vision of Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström by organizing besides (international) concerts, study meetings and singing-weekends.
Since a few years the students from the training on Singing Pedagogies and Singing Therapy ('Initiatief Basisopleiding zangpedagogie/therapie') have the opportunity to participate in the Valborg Choir.
The Valborg Ensemble
The Valborg Choir and the Valborg Ensemble are both part of the Valborg Foundation. The twelve members of this Ensemble have developped their voice according to the insights of Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström. Quite a few of them are also member of the Valborg Choir. On many occasions we perform together in front of the public. Click here for their website and concert information.
Cooperation with the Weidler Quartet
The Weidler Quartet plays on instruments of which the development started in the beginning of the 20th century. The violin makers Karl and Hartmut Weidler accomplished, inspired by Franz Thomastik and Rudolf Steiner, changes in the design of the instruments. These changes resulted in a full and more spacious sound, which comes closer to the human voice.
In 1987 a Dutch string quartet was established using these instruments, called the Weidler Quartet. The Weidler Quartet was enthusiastically received by the audience and the press.The sound of their instruments matches well with our approach to the singing voice. Therefore we have co-operated in many concerts with the Weidler Quartet.
We have performed several concerts with the Weidler Orchestra. The members of this orchestra origin from different countries. The string instruments in this orchestra are mostly Weidler instruments.