Alphens Kozakkenkoor
Alphen's Cossack Choir

The Alphens Cossacks Choir has closed the winter season with two very varied concerts. On March 31, 2019 there was a joint concert with the Volendam Vocal Ensemble in the beautifulSint Vincentius Church in Volendam. The two different music styles were much appreciated by the audience. The Cossacks with their Byzantine / orthodox repertoire alternated with the cheerful and compelling Cossack songs. The Volendam Vocal Ensemble had put together a wonderful repertoire from musical theatre to the compelling Slave Choir from Verdi’s Nabucco.

IMG 0372

On April 7, 2019, two choirs from Germany visited the Saint Bonifacius Church in Alphen aan den Rijn. Despite the beautiful summer weather, the audience in the packed church enjoyed the wonderful performance. A full program started at 3:00 PM and ended with a standing ovation at 5:30 PM. The choirs managed to enrapture the audience. For the Alphens Cossacks Choir it was certainly an incentive to study a varied program again for the autu e Alphens Cossacks Choir has closed the winter season with two very varied concerts. 

P1030121 2

Alphens Cossacks Choir can look back on a great season and, under the guidance of their conductor Arkadi Gankin, will be proud to start rehearsals again. Would you also like to become a member of the choir? That is good, because the tenors would like to have some additional voices. Every Wednesday evening they rehearse in the Maranathakerk, Jongkindt Coninckstraat in Alphen aan den Rijn from 7:45 PM to 10:00 PM. You are most welcome.

IMG 0355 


The Alphens Cossacks Choir is proud to give a concert together with the Russian choirs Russkaja Duscha and Rodnye Napjevey, both from Germany, in the beautiful Sint Bonifacius Church in Alphen aan den Rijn. They are special choirs with a varied repertoire. Last year they distinguished themselves in Germany with their singing. In a contest for choirs organized and broadcast by the West German Rundfunk, Russkaja Duscha managed to reach the final. The passionate conductor Irina Hoerner will undoubtedly have contributed to this. She knows how to enthuse the choir members and that radiates in their singing. It is a pleasure to watch and listen to them. The Alphens Cossacks Choir, which already has a lot of international experience, is very pleased with both choirs. Last year they had a very successful performance in Germany together with both choirs. Conductor Arkadi Gankin of the Alphens Cossacks Choir soon felt at home among his fellow countrymen and was also able to convey fire to his Cossacks. Because the Alphens Cossacks Choir has also built up a large repertoire of Byzantine / Orthodox songs, which are sung a capella. The sonorous voices of basses and baritones together with the beautiful clear tenors create a beautiful timbre. In addition, they can make the churches in which they perform vibrate to their foundations by their sometimes compelling and romantic, sensitive war songs, with the exuberant drinking songs with their own morals as an apotheosis. In short, the expectation is a varied concert in the beautifully renovated Sint Bonifacius Church with its beautiful acoustics. The previous concert of the Alphens Cossacks Choir in Alphen, with the Klezmerband Nigun, was sold out early. The church offers more places than the Parktheater, but it is wise to buy tickets early. In advance the price is € 12.50 and at the start of the concert € 15.00. There are a number of sales addresses in Alphen aan den Rijn, Lina's Muziekhandel, Raadhuisstraat 269, Boekhandel Haasbeek Herenhof, Keizershof 78 and in Langeraar de Gemakswinkel, Strooplikker 1. But you can also order them via and after receipt of payment the cards will be delivered to your home by post. On this site you can also find all information about the Alphens Cossacks Choir. In short: enough ingredients for a beautiful and very varied musical afternoon.

After the successful performances in the OLV Geboortekerk in Berkel en Rodenrijs, together with the Klezmerband Nigun, on February 17 and in the R.K. Johannes de Doperkerk in Montfoort on March 16, 2019, the Alphens Cossacks Choir is now preparing for the next performances. On March 31, the famous eel sound in Volendam will have to make way for the performance of the 35-man Alphens Kozak choir together with the Volendam Vocal Ensemble. Two musical worlds will meet in the Sint Vincentius Church in Volendam. It will certainly be a colorful concert due to the variety of different music styles, but the clothing of both choirs will also give a special appearance.

April 7 another such meeting that the Alphen Cossacks are looking forward to. They have invited two special choirs Russkaja Duscha and Rodney Napjevey from Germany. They managed to reach the final in a singing competition that was broadcast by the TV channel WDR. It is a choir composed of Russians living in Germany. In addition to the varied repertoire, they also have special soloists and an enthusiastic conductor. The concert will take place on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm in the Sint Bonifacius Church in Alphen aan den Rijn. Further information will follow. For more information see also the agenda. There is more in the planning, but that will follow later. Would you also like to make your voice heard. We can still use a number of tenors. You are most welcome.

flyer media AK.koor en Nigun



Poster kleur Jan