Atelier 6 – Move around the World

This ateliers aims at chidren’s choirs with an age range from 6 to 12 years of age and will have an easy level of difficulty.

Conductor: Marleen de Boo [BE]

Marleen De Boo (Antwerp-Belgium) got a taste for choral music early on as a member of Waelrant Youth Choir. After her music studies at the “Lemmens Institute” in Leuven, where she obtained Master degrees both in Music Pedagogy and Choral Conducting, she became artistic leader of this choir. Under her leadership the VZW Waelrantkoren expanded to a non-profit organisation of 7 choirs; 3 children’s choirs, 2 youth choirs and 2 adult choirs with in total more then 250 singers. She conducts 4 of the 7 choirs herself.

With Waelrant Youthchoir she travelled abroad on several occasions, always with very positive results. At the Academy of Music, Word and Dance in Lier, Marleen teaches solfège, choir and various group singing classes, both for young people and adults. In addition, she teaches at this academy 3 different classes of choral conducting, one class for amateur conductors, one for professionals and a third for conductors of children’s choirs and primary school teachers.

At the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp she teaches within the academic postgraduate course “Children- and Youth Choir Conducting”.From 2009 to 2014 she conducted the student choir of the Catholic University of Leuven.

As a conductor, Marleen De Boo is mainly interested in the pedagogical aspects of choral singing. She is driven to train singers and to show amateurs, especially children and youngster, the beauty of choral music.


Juffrouw, wilde de polka leren, traditional

Shake the Papaya down, arr. R.E. Dwyer & J.M. Walker

Whisper!, Greg Gilpin

Kusimama, Jim Papoulis

Participating choirs:

Schedrik Juniors [DE]

The Schedrik Juniors were founded in 2011. Today, this choral group unites around 20 primary school children. The main focus of this choir is the recruitment of future singers for the Schedrik choir, but concerts are equally as important. They contribute to concerts of the Schedrik choir and do concerts on their own, e. g. in welfare facilities in the surrounding region.

The Shedrick Juniors have already participated in the three previous editions of YOUTH CHOIRS IN MOVEMENT.


Notenbande [DE]
Nikolauschor [DE]
Chor der GGS Oberdollendorf [DE]


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