"This catchy CD should encourage every parish in Flanders to make Christmas time also musically attractive. In the dark days of December, this recording of beautiful traditional Christmas songs in the vernacular is simply a bright spot."Kerk & Leven, 27-12-2017
Nieuw Vocaal Amsterdam (formerly Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor) is a classical voice training programme specialising in opera, accessible to all children and young people from 4 years old who enjoy singing. Besides singing lessons and music theory training, the students sing together in a choir. The school has nearly 300 students, from beginners to conservatorium level. The children do not need to audition, any child that enjoys singing is welcome. NVA has 18 choirs, with progression based on age and level. Children who have gone through various training choirs and who have plenty of talent and motivation may be invited to sing in the ‘Talentenkoor’ (Talent Choir), one of the best classical children’s choirs in the Netherlands.NVA was founded in 2005, has since won various international prizes and is regularly featured in the national media. On 30 April 2013, NVA conntributed to the musical programme for the official inauguration of King Willem-Alexander in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.
This catchy CD should encourage every parish in Flanders to make Christmas time also musically attractive. In the dark days of December, this recording of beautiful traditional Christmas songs in the vernacular is simply a bright spot.
Kerk & Leven, 27-12-2017
A choir can be so much more than singing.
During Kerstspel all 330 children of Nieuw Vocaal Amsterdam are on stage at the same time.
NRC Handelsblad, 21-12-2017
The artistic management of NVA, with pride proudly announces that they already have 330 pupils in various roles - from little sheep to star, from angel to Bethlehem citizen, shepherds and master angels ... on stage and that they want to participate every year! Add to that a fantastic storyteller with the Christmas story from Mary's point of view, three soloists (Gabriel, Mary and Joseph) and also the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Ton Koopman himself, and you get an amazing Christmas play. Without a doubt a golden recording!
Kerk & Leven, 27-11-2017
Impressive Christmas play by Nieuw Vocaal Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, lead by Ton Koopman
What Ton Koopman, Nieuw Vocaal Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra do on their CD Kerstspel is traditional, but at the same time innovative.
Klassieke Zaken, 17-11-2017