Association

Since 2013 the VU-choir officially is an association. Therefore, the choir has a board and several committees to make sure that everything runs smoothly. This is done on a voluntary basis. As a member, you have the opportunity to join the choir board or one of its committees. Not only is this a much appreciated contribution to the choir, but it is also a lot of fun to do and a valuable experience. A few times a year there is a general members meeting, in dutch ‘Algemene Leden Vergadering’ (ALV). Here, all members have the opportunity to let their voices be heard, even if you don’t have a rol in the board or one of the committees.

Below, the members of the current board, Klankboard, introduce themselves.

Chairman: Anders

Hi, I’m Anders Rehult. I’m 25 years old and came to the Netherlands as an exchange student a year ago. After six months in Enschede, I moved to Amsterdam to study for my Master’s in theoretical particle physics. Before going into physics, I studied music, and it seems I’ve left part of my heart in the art; I love playing jazz and singing choral music, the latter passion being the reason for why I started looking up choirs the moment I decided to move to Amsterdam. After attending rehearsals of a few choirs, I joined the VU-koor, where I’ve met many great people.

Anders Rehult VU choir chairman

Secretary: Hans-Dieter

Hi, I’m Hans-Dieter Hiep, secretary of the VU-koor (2018/2019), and I’m fascinated by classical music. I’m a dreamer, always looking for deep connections and I feel united those who she the same love for music.

Treasurer: Eline

Hey, I’m Eline, the current treasurer of the VU choir. I’m in my second year of the Bachelor Health Sciences and joined the VU choir last year. I had little experience in a choir and love seeing how we grow and learn to make the pieces our own, the closer we get to the concerts. As a treasurer I am the one responsible for our funds, like paying our bills, collecting contributions and other bookkeeping.
Eline Nanninga Treasurer VU choirAmsterdam Student choir

General board member: Aafke

Hi, I am Aafke. I’m in my third year of the bachelor Universitaire Pabo at the VU. In my free time I like ice skating, running, and of course singing! This year will be the third year that I join the VU-choir and I still really like singing all kinds of different classical music. As a general board member, my biggest task will be keeping in contact with donors and sponsors and applying for public funds.

General board member: JOnathan

I’m Jonathan, I’m originally from Trinidad and Tobago. I’ve been living in the Netherlands for 2 years now. I am currently learning Dutch as a second language at the VU and I joined the VU Koor in the beginning of 2019. I have been in a few choirs before because I love music and singing with others. Singing together connects people in a way speaking cannot. I am now one of the general board members responsible for PR and activities.

Commitees

They give extra dimension to the choir

The board of the VU-choir is supported in its organisation and proceedings by several active members. Different committees exists that are concerned with specific tasks and subjects.

The committees that are active at the moment:

  • music committee
  • program committee
  • presidium 
  • advice committee
  • audit committee
  • publicity committee
  • activities committee 
  • IT committee 
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