Hilversum – The Netherlands


Be part of a dynamic and welcoming community of women in Hilversum!

Testimonials after our initial vocal workshop:

“I had not sung in a choir since high school, so I was nervous leading up to the workshop…. but I quickly felt at ease and found the whole experience very liberating!”

“Super fun!”

“Can’t wait for the choir to start!”

“Absolutely loved it!”

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Following on from the successful model of choirs based in Sydney Australia Hummingsong goes international and is now a welcome addition to the international community of Hilversum in The Netherlands. (20 mins from Amsterdam)

Hummingsong choirs are community choirs and never forget that the first word – community – is also the most important. They make the best music they can, but always make sure they’re having fun and enjoying one another’s company more than anything else.

While many of their members have dabbled in music all their lives in some capacity, others have embraced singing for the first time in this choir. Reading music is not necessary because music can be learned by ear. The choir is open to all ages and experiences and is non-auditioned.


Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings at the Schaapskoi building, Emmastraat 3, Hilversum  (Little house at the side of Saint Vitus church – free parking)

We run from 7:30 to 9:30pm including a provided tea break.

Week 1: Wednesday 13th September 2017 – (rehearsal for current members to prepare for Naarden Vesting choir festival)
Week 2: 20th September – NEW MEMBERS START!
Saturday 23rd September “Vestival Vocaal”
Week 3: 27th September
Week 4: 4th October
Week 5: 11th October
Week 6: 18th October
Autumn break
Week 7: 1st November
Week 8: 8th November
Week 9: 15th November
Week 10: 22nd November
Week 11: 29th November
Week 12: 6th December


Whatever kind of music you like, you’ll probably experience it with this new choir. Drawing from a wide range of styles, across the centuries, from Renaissance to soul and pop hits, through African spirituals to jazz to standards, there will be something for everyone. And there will be regular performances!

To see a list of Hummingsong repertoire and hear samples of resources made available to choir members to help them learn their music click here. 


This new international choir is conducted by musician and performing arts teacher,  Natasha Parry. Having performed and taught in various ensembles for the last 25 years, she is now extending Hummingsong beyond its Australian borders to create its first international choir. Natasha is a committed and passionate teacher who is excited to creatively enrich the international community with this venture.


There will be various opportunities to perform for loved ones and the wider community throughout the year. Proceeds from these events will go to charity.

Fees – and what you get!

Because we all have busy lives, you only need to commit to one term at a time. The dates for this new term are above, starting on Wednesday 13th September for old members and on 20th September all new members will join us.

Current members have a 12 week term costing €144.

New members have an 11 week term costing €132.

This fee includes your music, MP3 recordings (download and burn to CD or put on your MP3 player/iPod!).

Payment of choir fees are due by the second week of the term. These can be paid in cash at the first rehearsal or by direct bank transfer.

Upon registering you will receive password access to the members area where you can find Hummingsong resources.


To access all music and materials


Members Area for Australian Choirs

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