Alphens Kozakkenkoor
Alphen's Cossack Choir

Upcoming performances

Concert Openluchttheater Leiden
Sun 12 Sep 2021
Openluchttheater Leidsehout, ingang Poelgeesterweg t/o nr. 2 Leiden,
Optie Concert Abteikirche Marienmunster
Sat 25 Sep 2021
Abteikirche Marienmunster
Concert Russische Kirche Paderborn
Sun 26 Sep 2021
Russische Kirche Paderborn, Maximilian-Kolbe Strasse 2, 33175 Bad Lippspringe
Concert Bonifaciuskerk
Sun 17 Oct 2021
Bonifaciuskerk Alphen aan den Rijn
Optie Concert Kruiskerk Amstelveen
Sun 07 Nov 2021
Kruiskerk Amstelveen

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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.