Welcome! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Bienvenido! Welkom!

The Cecilia International Choir has a history going back more than 40 years. We are ‘international’ because we embrace both expatriates and Dutch members who have lived and worked abroad.  We rehearse in English – and we do not hold auditions.

We currently have around 80 members divided into soprano, alto, tenor and bass sections.  We are proud of our diversity of nationalities and welcome newcomers of all ages.

Our core purpose is to enjoy the experience of making good music.  We perform three Christmas concerts and one Summer classical concert per year. Plus an in-house Fun ‘supper’ concert when members have the opportunity to sing in smaller groups for family and friends. It is also a fund-raiser to supplement other choir income.

Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings in the Atrium of the Church of our Saviour, in Bezuidenhout, The Hague, from 19:45 until 21:45, with a coffee break.
The address of the church is Bezuidenhoutseweg 157. However, the entrance we use for the Atrium, which is connected to the rear of the church, is located at Helenastraat 8. There is free parking in the evening and a bike stall next to the door. See map and picture.

Interested?  Please come along to a rehearsal or two and try singing with us.  Singing together is fun, relaxing and uplifting!

Our Conductor

Sanda AudereSanda Audere

Sanda Audere began her musical career at the Riga Dom Choir School in Latvia, where she received an extensive eduction in both choral singing and conducting. In 2014 she graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, where she studied choral conducting with the renowned conductor Rupert Gough alongside her degree in music and psychology, before completing her master’s in musicology at the University of Amsterdam.

Sanda currently enjoys an international career as a professional singer, having performed with the Latvian National Opera and the Riga-based vocal ensemble Putni. As a choral singer, Sanda has appeared with ensembles such as the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, the Nederlands Kammerkoor, and the Berlin-based RIAS Kammerkoor. Since 2018, Sanda has been a regular member of the professional Dutch ensemble Cappella Amsterdam, with whom she has toured extensively throughout Europe.

Sanda is the regular conductor of several ensembles within the Netherlands, including the Utrecht-based chamber choir Concerto Cherise, The Cecilia International Choir of the Hague, and the Rotterdam-based ensemble Corps d’Esprit.