How often do you get to attend a Royal birthday?
On the first leg of our “Bridging Generations” Tour to the Netherlands, choristers will join residents and world travellers in Amersfoort for the King’s Day (Koningsdag) celebrations.
As the biggest “kermissen” (fair) of the year, the National Holiday marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. King’s Day is a spectacular event of markets, street parties, and shows throughout village squares (and canals) across the country.
Our chorister’s will share in the special Dutch-brand of good cheer with a town square performance for the crowds of well wishers.
This festival, celebrated since 1890 (and formerly known as Queen’s Day), will introduce our singers to one of the Netherland’s most the historical customs, the “oranjegekte” (orange madness) – as well as many aspects of culture, tradition, and artistic variety of classic and contemporary music.
WANT TO KNOW MORE about Kings Day? Here’s what wikipedia has to share.
MORE NETHERLANDS TOUR 2015 NEWS:
From the road: Journal Entries
From the road: Photos and video from our Netherlands Tour
Chorister Dedications – “Why I’m Touring the Netherlands.”
On the repertoire: Songs of Celebration and Remembrance [Netherlands Tour 2015]