As the end of the year approaches and Christmas time is near, we are entering a busy time. This week we have four performances in three days. Which is a lot, we know, but we like to sing christmas carols so much! And we can only do that during this time of year:-)
So, tomorrow, we will be present at UCR’s Bagijnhof Christmas Market, which needless to say will be held at Bagijnhof in Middelburg. We will be singing at about eight thirty, so everyone who is interested is hereby invited so come and listen and maybe enjoy a cup of hot coco of gluhwein as well.
If you can’t make it tomorrow evening there’s another chance for you to come and see us. We will also be singing at Stichting Arduin’s Christmas Market on Friday at the icerink on Middelburgs Marktplein at about 1pm. So, if you have missed tomorrow night’s performance you are welcome to come and listen then and maybe enjoy an oliebol and a round of skating.
The other two performances aren’t public, so I’m afraid we can’t invite you to those. One has already past this afternoon, when we had the honor to attend UCR’s Going Glocal Diner and take care of some musical intervals, as well as enjoy a lovely diner. Thank you everyone from the Going Glocal Project.
The fourth performance will be at the beach in Vrouwenpolder tomorrow for the Zeeuws Museum. So tomorrow will be a busy day (as some of us have exams as well!) but we are looking forward to it none the less.
After this busy busy week we will have a short break from rehearsing. It’s Christmas Time and each one of us is going to spend it with their families and therefore a lot of us will not be in Middelburg. We will however post about our last few days of the year together and we hope to be able to share some photo’s of our Christmas Caroling. In Februari we will start again and who knows what we’ll have in store for you next year…!
What a wonderful night we had during N8vdN8! In the light of the moon we were at our best. Singing like we’ve never done before and looking the part too. Accompanied by three handsome fellows we all told our story.
As the three young sailors set off to sea they left behind their loving wives. While the men sang of hard work and despair, of being alone at sea and missing their wives and mothers, their women back home sang of loneliness and desire, of the longing to be with their man and how coffee kept them going while they were waiting for their men to come home.
Our special thanks go out to Laurens Hilbrandt, Emiel Willie Darktrousers and Joost Oomen, who were marvellous company and even better artists.
Till we meet gain!
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This Saturday the 26th the whole of Middelburg will be dark. The lights will be out and the city will only be lit by fires, candles and the stars. While the rest of the city will be sound asleep, the town center will be busy as ever, with music, poetry, theater, excursions and food & drinks of course.
The Night of the Night is about raising awareness of light pollution. Dutch night is three to six percent lighter every year. Real darkness is almost impossible to find. This makes seeing a full starry sky increasingly rare: what a depressing thought, right? The Netherlands is now one of the most lighted countries in the world. So to help draw attention to this issue the whole of the Netherlands will turn off its lights and enjoy the darkness and all that it has to offer (exploration, excitation, romance…?).
And we, as the Roosettes, are very happy to bring some light into the dark, dark night. We will be in De Spot from 8pm to 11pm and we will bring to you our newest songs. Nothing too dark and dreary, but songs that will fill you with warmth and happiness and enough energy to last you all night! (Also, we would really like to introduce you to our new girls!) So see you there!
Adieu & Goodbye
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After a few months of spreading the word, a few weeks of auditioning and a few days of getting to know each of the 15 interested girls, we are very happy to introduce to you to our new members Merel van Lent, Simone Landman, Tsjalline Boorsma and Emma de Winter-Verduijn.
It took some time to see and hear everyone, but these four girls stood out from all the auditions we have seen. Even though each of the auditioning girls was very brave to stand there and show us how well they can sing, and even though we were very impressed by everyone, we simply did not have space for 15 new girls. We still want to thank all of you for coming!
But we found what we were looking for in Merel, who has such a great style and voice that mixes perfectly with the group. And Simone, who is very musical and knows how to read music and stick to her part. And Tsjalline, who has a fair soprano voice that compliments the other voices in the group. And Emma, who has a very beautiful low voice, which was exactly what we needed.!
So, here we are, all complete again. After having started this season with just the six of us we are very happy to be at the perfect number of ten girls. So, now we can start with our new repertoire. And we are very excited, all of us.
Our first performance coming up is during ‘Nacht van de Nacht’, a small night time festival in the heart of Middelburg on saturday the 26th of October. We will be in the Foyer of the Spot and we hope to see all of you there to meet our new girls!
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We just found out that there is a problem with our emailaccount. We are not receiving any emails and havent been for a few days… Not even from the contact page of our website. We are working on this right now and we hope that all the emails sent in the last few days will get to our inbox anyway.
And sorry for the inconvenience!
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