An organ project for children can take various forms. Orgelkids sees the ideal project as a series of activities that include both music, technology and cultural heritage.
In many activities children are given an active role to do something, to try, to investigate, to learn. But of course listening to a nice concert and an attractive performance is also an indispensable element to a complete project.
Often the children have first done activities with their own group, such as building the Doe organ, making music or a field-trip to the organ in the church. Then a special children’s concert, for example as the conclusion of the project, can be arranged for several groups at the same time in church or concert hall.
Existing childrens concerts or performances
In recent years, beautiful special performances and concerts for children have been developed, in which the organ has an important role. Some of these can still be booked. Orgelkids would like to list the existing performances and make them findable for those who are looking for a suitable programme.
You cannot book these performances or concerts at Orgelkids, but we are happy to refer you to the creators/performers of the concerts.
No doubt this series is not complete, so please let us know if something is missing.
Current programs in the Netherlands:
- Pijpen zoeken met Piet Prestant (Sietze de Vries)
- Caecilia (Marieke en Ton Koopman)
- De Junglekraai (Mark Heerink)
- De Tovenaarsleerling (Kirstin Gramlich en Frank Groothof)
- Orgelsprookje Babar
- Polle, de orgeljongen (Frank Belt en Eeuwe Zijlstra)
- Woesj (Laurens de Man en toneelgezelschap Schauhaus)
- Peter en de wolf (vertelling met orgelversie van de muziek van Sergej Prokofjev), wordt op meer plaatsen door organisten en vertellers uitgevoerd.
- Vlaanderen: Bes en Mol (Denis Roosen (orgel), Kristien Steegmans en Veerle Holsteyns (actrices))
- USA/Zweden/Taiwan: The Seal and the Sea Turtle (Erland Hildén en Despina Moysidou)