We want to wish you all a very happy and successful new year filled with positive energy and lots of beautiful music! We also want to take this opportunity to look back on the past year and reminisce about the most wonderful things we did.
The year started with the graduation of three Roosettes: Rosanne, Muck and Zahra.
Joanna, Roos and Tabtiha formed the new board after Zarah and Elise. And Lonneke joined the group.
We had the honor of singing during old queens commissioner Karla Peijs’ goodbye party.
Also, this beautiful website was launched!
We were asked to sing at Prof. Dr. Rijkers’ inaugural lecture.
At the end of the academic year we said goodbye to three graduating Roosettes, Elise, Pam and Louise, during a lovely high tea in Honeypie.
We enjoyed a (well deserved) break.
During the summer break we did not sit still, no, the search for new girls started. Since not only Elise, Louise and Pam left, but Yvette and Marlin also left the group we needed at least four new girls. But where to find them?
Was one of our busiest months with a new conductor Liesbeth, eleven auditions, four new girls, three performances, and one very exciting happening where we were asked to sing together with four big names in Dutch music: Peter Faber, Tom de Ket, Robert-Jan Stips and Huub van der Lubbe. I realize now that we never posted about that so I promise we will do that soon!
Nacht van de Nacht in the Spot.
We performed at the retirement home were we got a lot of recognition from the elderly people, who grew up listening to the songs in our repertoire.
Another very busy month with a lot of nice performances and of course some Christmas Carols. We can look back on a year where we have accomplished a lot:
Eight goodbyes, five new girls, three conductors, fourteen new songs, eleven new dresses, one very lovely sponsor (page under construction), one awesome new website, approximately one hundred and sixty cups of tea and twenty pies/tarts/cakes, thirty-two rehearsals, seventeen performances, three umbrellas, two kazoos, one woodblock, uncountable laughs and a lot of excitement to have another year just like this, or maybe even better then this one!