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Barbershop music is four part unaccompanied light music. The style originated in the USA in the first half of last century.
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Who is Jurrien

 

Jurrien Zaagman studied piano at the Amsterdam Conservatory. After graduation he merely became Musical Director. His experience expends more than 20 years. Since his first barbershop chorus he became addicted to the genre. More about Jurrien Zaagman on his personal website

 

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ill titleWelcome at The College Barbers!

The College Barbers is a barbershop men's chorus from Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. It was founded in 1989 by teachers of Veluws College, which explains the name. The chorus has about 20 members and is directed by Music Director Jurrien Zaagman


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The chorus rehearses every week on wednesday night from 8.00 pm in a church hall at Talingweg 41 in Apeldoorn.

ill titleHow's the sound?

This video of our 25th anniversary concert in Nov 2014 gives an impression of the musical concept of barbershop. It is four-part music, sung a capella, mainly from the first half of last century

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The chorus aims at a decent musical level. During rehearsals it concentrates on improvement of the repertoire and on studying new songs. Good practise material (like sheet music and mp3's per voice group) is available. After rehearsals, during 'afterglow', there is much time for social contact. The atmosphere in the choir is excellent.
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The choir performs often. Many concerts are on wednesday night (rehearsal night), so the extra time needed is limited.

ill titleSing along ?

The choir can use extra members in all voice groups. You are always welcome to attend a rehearsal.
If you are a member of a barbershop choir and you are visiting the Apeldoorn area, don't hesitate to join a rehearsal. You are very welcome!

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The choir can be engaged for a performance. Send an e-mail to info@thecollegebarbers.nl, or call our secretary.