Belgian national television station VRT profiled the Young@Heart before the Chorus' last show in Aalst, Belgium on our most recent Netherlands/Belgium 2018 tour, which included 5 shows, 4 in the Netherlands and 1 in Belgium (Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht; Wilmink Theater, Enschede; Operadagen Rotterdam; Zuiderstrandtheater, Den Haag, Netherlands; De Werft, Aalst, Belgium).
Watch the clip here.
After a rocky start that found 3 chorus members in Rotterdam's Sint Francis Hospital Emergency Room at the same time, which caused them all to miss the first concert, everyone rebounded quickly and went on to have the entire cast for the remainder of the tour.
The audiences were enthusiastic and drank us all under the tables after the shows. Eleven of the singers were traveling internationally with the Young@Heart for the first time. Presented by JG Baggerman and Lucienne van der Mijle of Amsterdam's Global Performing Arts Group, who also brought the Chorus to Europe back in 2013, this tour included an outdoor concert in Rotterdam, a fabulous banquet in Bierhandel De Pijp, Rotterdam's oldest restaurant dating back to 1898, a tour of Ann Frank's house in Amsterdam and a wonderful visit to the Boijmans Museum.
Photos from the tour by Lucienne van der Mijle.