Stichting Koorschool Noord Nederland (Choir School Foundation Northern Netherlands)
The SKNN looks after the interests of het Roden Boys’ Choir and the Roden Girl Choristers. We are a foundation, not a commercial organisation.
The Choir School’s goal is to bring children, youths and adults in contact with classical music, in particular choral singing. Quality is key! The Choir School tries to be distinctive and to work with a focus on development in conjunction with great commitment of parents and others.
Quality is key
The SKNN aims to achieve at least a semi-professional level of practicing music. We wish to thereby give talented children the opportunity to develop themselves optimally musically. They should be able to go on to the Conservatory without any problems. To keep this high level of quality much energy is put into recruitment and schooling of boys and girls.
The choir school distinguishes itself by adhering to the Anglican tradition. The choirs of the choir school are built up according to the British example. The British tradition can further be seen through its repertoire, sound build-up of the choir, presentation and style. To be able to hold on to and feed this tradition, we maintain as many contacts as possible with British colleagues and make concert trips to the United Kingdom. In addition to the Anglican tradition we work on classical genres on a broader scale, amongst which of course the Matthew Passion.
The Choir school has developed its own programme for musical education. This optimally allows us to give young children a solid base, so they can develop their musical talent optimally.
The Choir school attaches a lot of value to the mutual involvement of members and their parents. This allows us to create a safe environment in which talent can flourish. The leadership and the parents – professionals and volunteers, work closely together to achieve this. A development which we continuously nourish. In addition, we aim for involvement of audiences and the press, sponsors and donors. Cooperation forms the foundation for the success of the myriad of tasks within the Choir school,