Alphens Kozakkenkoor
Alphen's Cossack Choir

Upcoming performances

Alphens Kozakkenkoor start nieuw concertseizoen
Sun 16 Oct 2022
OUDE KERK, Dorpsstraat 59, 2712 AD Zoetermeer
Vocaal Kabaal Maranathakerk
Sat 05 Nov 2022
Maranathakerk, Alphen aan den Rijn
MIdwinterconcert Kaleidoscoop Nieuwkoop
Sat 17 Dec 2022
Kaleidoscoop. De Verbinding 2, 2421 EX Nieuwkoop

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2e Lustrum 2007 - 2017

The Alphens Kozakkenkoor consists of about 35 members. The voices are divided between basses, baritones and first and second tenors. The repertoire consists of Byzantine-liturgical music and Cossack songs.

The choir was founded on April 25, 2007 and is therefore still relatively young. The members come from Alphen aan den Rijn and the surrounding area, such as Leiderdorp, Woubrugge, Roelofarendsveen, Ter Aar, Aalsmeer, Wilnis, Nieuwkoop, Woerden, Moordrecht, Wassenaar, Leimuiden, Nieuw-Vennep and Zoetermeer.

They sing in Russian. The lyrics are fictionalized, because the Cyrillic script gives some problems for most members .... For the correct pronunciation of the text it is an advantage that conductor Arkadi Gankin is Belarusian by birth. 

The choir has already performed tens of performances in theater, churches, care homes, etc. Monasteries and castles have also been performed five times in Germany.

The weekly rehearsals are on Wednesday evening from 19.45 to 22.15 in the Maranathakerk, Jongkindt Coninckstraat 2 in Alphen aan den Rijn. The choir can use amplification from first tenors. Interested parties can contact one of the board members for an introductory rehearsal.