2011: Panchanter viert 6 e lustrum in
1 – 5 juni 2011

Dit jaar bestaat Kamerkoor Panchanter 30 jaar !!
Het zesde en tevens laatste Lustrum willen wij vieren met een tournee met Hemelvaart naar Tallinn en een  'Grande Finale' in het weekend van 12 en 13 november in Nijmegen.

Het programma wordt samengesteld uit de programma's van de laatste jaren, waarin we steeds werken rondom een thema zongen. In 2008 was het thema Seizoenen, in 2009 ging het over Noord ontmoet Zuid en in 2010 over Verbindingen.




Donderdag 2 juni 2011

14.30 -15.00 uur concert in Merivälja Pensionaat, Tallinn

Vrijdag 3 juni 2011

19.00 – 20.00 uur concert in de Pauluse Kirik

Zaterdag 4 juni 2011

  18.00 – 19.00 uur concert in de Niguliste Kirik 


1 Andriessen Sonnet
2 Bardos Cantemus
3 Bernstein/Edgerton Somewhere
4 Brahms Vineta
5 Brahms Waldesnacht
6 Brahms Vineta
7 Bridge Hilli-Ho
8 Bruckner Ave Maria
9 Diepenbrock Chanson d'automne
10 Duruflé Ubi caritas
11 Elgar The Shower
12 Elgar My love dwelt
13 Mancini/Chinn Moon River
14 Nees De profundis
15 Negro Spiritual Wade in the Water
16 Overton Loch Lomond
17 Poulenc Margoton
18 Poulenc La blanche neige
19 Stanford The Blue Bird
20 Strategier De waterlelie
21 Tormis Weddingsongs
22 Van Herk Bridge over Troubled Water
23 Whitacre This Marriage


About Panchanter

Panchanter is a Dutch chamberchoir that exists only two weekends every year. The autumn weekend is meant for rehearsing a new programme; in spring the weekend always contains a concert. By doing so Panchanter presents a fresh programme every year.

Panchanter mostly sings a cappella works from many periods, composers and origins, although a slight preference for the romantic period and later is noticeable. First of all we try to present programmes that offer a variety of interesting music for both singers and audience.

The choir's origins lie in 1981 when a workshop ‘classical choir’ was held during the annual musical student PAN-festival (hence the name Pan-chanter, French: Pan-singing, or: French/Greek: everybody is singing). This was in de Dutch city of Nijmegen. (Learn to) Sing with the inspiring conductor Wim van Herk asked for more. After the first reunion Panchanter never ended until this day.

In the first years practically all members were student in the different universities of Holland. After this the members spread all around the country, as is the case until now. Most members are very loyal to Panchanter, due to the enthusiasm of the group and conductor and the many friendly relationships inside the group.

Every weekend is organised by a couple of members of the choir, including the spring weekend, when the organising committee also chooses a place to present the concert. In this tradition Panchanter has seen almost all parts of The Netherlands.

Most members have a long experience in singing in choirs and are very able to study music at home. The music is therefore sent long before the first rehearsals. We enjoy being able to make the most of singing during the weekends. In the weekends the voices are glued together, still under the inspiring conductor Wim van Herk.

The choir travelled international at almost every lustre until now. Panchanter was in England, Prague and in Leipzig and Weimar (in the east of Germany).

Wim van Herk

studied Choral Conducting, Orchestral Conducting and Piano at the Conservatoire in Arnhem. Later, he continued studying Orchestral Conducting with Louis Stotijn, one of the most famous tutors in the Netherlands.

In the period of 1977 until 1987, he participated in several master-classes for orchestral conducting and choral conducting, both in the Netherlands and abroad. In that last year, he was tutored by Kurt Sanderling (Germany).

In the period of 1991 until 2001 he was committed to the national institute "UNISOSO" as a teacher for choral and orchestral conducting. Furthermore, he regularly gives workshops and master-classes both in the Netherlands and abroad. In the period of 1996 until present, he performed as a guest conductor for three orchestras in the Netherlands, namely The Limburg Symphony Orchestra, The Gelderland Symphony Orchestra and the South-Holland Symphony Orchestra.

In 1996, he toured through Hungary with the European Chamberchoir "Vox Europae".

Wim van Herk has many international concert tours on his record, he conducted e.g. in Prague, Budapest, Leipzig, Paris and Istanbul.

Wim van Herk is the regular conductor of the Leiden Symphony Orchestra, with which he recently toured to Istanbul. One of the concerts was given in co-operation with the European Istanbul Choir.

He also is the artistic leader of two semi-professional chamberchoirs in the Netherlands. In the period of 1980 until present, he has gained much experience with performing works for choir and orchestra, with amateur as well as professional ensembles


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