Upcoming shows

28 Sep
Konservatorium der Stadt Luxemburg
Benefietconcert
Luxemburg, LUX
TICKETS
05 Oct
Limburgse Koordagen
Gastoptreden
Roermond, NL
TICKETS
26 Oct
Proud on stage
gastoptreden
Drachten, NL
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Sometimes fragile, minimal and modest. Often ecstatic and energetic. Prepare to be moved and blown away.

Best known for

World Champion
Jazz & Pop

World Choir Games 2014

World Champion Jazz & Pop

World Choir Games 2018

World Champion
Jazz & Pop

World Choir Games 2012

Dutch
Best
Choir

NL Korenfestival
2014

First place Korenslag

Korenslag 2007

Our story

Dekoor Close Harmony is more than a choir. We are a group of 30 young musicians from Utrecht who share a passion for close harmony. Dekoor sings jazz and pop, but also experiments with gospel, classical music and other genres. We are always searching for ways to make our music and our shows more exciting.

We love to share our music everywhere. We have done shows in over 25 Dutch theatre and have played Sziget Festival in Hungary twice. Every year we sell serenades to passers-by on Dutch King’s Day and we are often invited so sing at parties, dinners, conferences and weddings. We successfully participated in national and international championships for choirs. Dekoor does not shy away from collaborations with big artists and loves to take on new challenges. With DI-RECT, a well-known Dutch rock band, we sang in AFAS Live and the Ziggo Dome, with Damien Rice we performed in Royal Theatre Carré and with The Rolling Stones we played the biggest stages of the festivals Pinkpop and Rock Werchter. Whether we perform on a big stage or in a more intimate setting; the shows never fail to excite us.

Christoph
Mac-Carty
Uli
Wentzlaff-Eggebert
Patrick
Onderweegs
Marijke
Hessels

Artistic leaders

All our enthusiastic ideas are shaped by our artistic leaders Christoph Mac-Carty and Marijke Hessels. Musically, our conductor Christoph brings out the most of us. He doesn’t only make sure that we sing the right notes, but also teaches us the necessary vocal modes and brings our voices together. Besides conducting, he performs as a jazz musician, gives workshops and masterclasses, juries at choir festivals and produces theatre productions.

Our director Marijke takes care of our stage presence. Because of this, the performance on stage matches the music we deliver. Marijke comes up with every movement, ensures that we can blindly interact with each other and helps us to sing our repertoire with the right intentions.

We often sing a capella or are accompanied by Christoph on piano. For bigger performances, we ask our jazz combo, consisting of Patrick Onderweegs and Uli Wentzlaff-Eggebert, to join us.

Patrick has been playing the Dekoor drums since 2005. He has accompanied Dekoor in many adventures both at home and abroad.

Uli works as a jazz bass player and music teacher at the Music Academy. With Christoph he plays in the jazz trio Robinson, Freitag & Caruso. He has been our bass player since 2011, and every performance Dekoor enjoys his humour and his creative playing on the bass guitar and double bass!

Our story

Dekoor Close Harmony is more than a choir. We are a group of 30 young musicians from Utrecht who share a passion for close harmony. Dekoor sings jazz and pop, but also experiments with gospel, classical music and other genres. We are always searching for ways to make our music and our shows more exciting.

We love to share our music everywhere. We have done shows in over 25 Dutch theatre and have played Sziget Festival in Hungary twice. Every year we sell serenades to passers-by on Dutch King’s Day and we are often invited so sing at parties, dinners, conferences and weddings. We successfully participated in national and international championships for choirs. Dekoor does not shy away from collaborations with big artists and loves to take on new challenges. With DI-RECT, a well-known Dutch rock band, we sang in AFAS Live and the Ziggo Dome, with Damien Rice we performed in Royal Theatre Carré and with The Rolling Stones we played the biggest stages of the festivals Pinkpop and Rock Werchter. Whether we perform on a big stage or in a more intimate setting; the shows never fail to excite us.

World Champion
Pop & Jazz

World Choir Games 2018

World Champion
Pop & Jazz

World Choir Games 2014

Dutch
Best Choir

Nederlands Korenfestival 2014

World Champion
Pop & Jazz

World Choir Games 2012

World Champion
Jazz

World Choir Games 2010

First place
Korenslag

Korenslag 2007

Best Vocal
Group of
The Netherlands

Vocal Light Top Festival
2013
Christoph
Mac-Carty
Marijke
Hessels
Patrick
Onderweegs
Uli
Wentzlaff-Eggebert

Artistic leaders

All our enthusiastic ideas are shaped by our artistic leaders Christoph Mac-Carty and Marijke Hessels. Musically, our conductor Christoph brings out the most of us. He doesn’t only make sure that we sing the right notes, but also teaches us the necessary vocal modes and brings our voices together. Besides conducting, he performs as a jazz musician, gives workshops and masterclasses, juries at choir festivals and produces theatre productions. Our director Marijke takes care of our stage presence. Because of this, the performance on stage matches the music we deliver. Marijke comes up with every movement, ensures that we can blindly interact with each other and helps us to sing our repertoire with the right intentions.

We often sing a capella or are accompanied by Christoph on piano. For bigger performances, we ask our jazz combo, consisting of Patrick Onderweegs and Uli Wentzlaff-Eggebert, to join us. Patrick Onderweegs has been playing the Dekoor drums since 2005. He has accompanied Dekoor in many adventures both at home and abroad. Uli Wentzlaff-Eggebert works as a jazz bass player and music teacher at the Music Academy. With Christoph he plays in the jazz trio Robinson, Freitag & Caruso. He has been our bass player since 2011, and every performance Dekoor enjoys his humour and his creative playing on the bass guitar and double bass!

Support us

Dekoor’s friends support us in special musical projects. We’d love to add you to our group of friends. With your donation, we can make our musical dreams come true! As a friend, you will be a member of the group for a whole year. By donating €30 or more, you’ll get a ticket for our Friends Concert and we’ll keep you updated with our latest digital news four times a year. Will you become our friend this year?

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Audities

Kom jij bij Dekoor zingen? Elk collegejaar zoekt Dekoor nieuwe zangers en zangeressen. De audities vinden dit jaar plaats op 6, 7 en 8 september!

In de auditie testen we met jou je stembereik, doen we een aantal zangoefeningen en luisteren we naar het nummer dat je zingt. Eventueel werkt onze dirigent nog even met je aan het nummer, zodat jij je van je beste kant kunt laten zien.

Information (Dutch)

Webshop

It is possible to order your favourite Dekoor merchandise online! Stop waiting in queue during our shows. Order your bag, cd or usb and we will deliver it to your doorstep!

Pay with any bank via iDeal.

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"Met een weergaloze muzikaliteit betovert Dekoor het publiek keer op keer."

Bert van der Zwaan - 2017
Oud-rector Universiteit Utrecht

Contact

General questions can be emailed to:

Secretaris Marit van de Warenburg:
info@dekoor.nl

Chair Irene van Agtmaal
+316 - 15 58 89 18

Shows

Let yourself be amazed. Give your audience a unique experience and book Dekoor for a performance.

Bookings
Niels Wiltink:
concerten@dekoor.nl
/ +316 - 22 11 62 03

Public relations
Marjolein Marzacu:
pr@dekoor.nl / +316 - 16 35 98 76

Workshops

Let Dekoor inspire you! We would love to give a workshop with some of our singers so we can show how Dekoor rehearses and works on a show together.

Send your email to pr@dekoor.nl for more information!

Newsletter

De Dekoor-nieuwsbrief verschijnt zo’n vier keer per seizoen en brengt verslag uit over recente activiteiten, de nieuwste concertagenda en meer.

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