About us

About Fred

 

 

Fred Weijers

composer/componist, orchestrator/arrangeur, conductor/ koordirigent

 

Born in a musical family I already became a french horn player at the age of ten. At first in the wind orchestra of the states mine Emma (the later DSM Orchestra) and when I grew up, beside study and job, also in several other orchestras. The last one in which I made music was the Nijmegen Symphony Orchestra (Symfonie Orkest Nijmegen). Unfortunately, due to an injury, I was forced to take leave of my beloved instrument too soon.

 

Since the year 1979 my musical activity also developed towards conducting and mastering a choir. For me, it definitely is a challenge and a great passion to enthusiast amateur singers and/or amateur musicians to achieve on a level as high as possible. Many choirs, from pop to classical, already used my expertise.

 

From 2008 till december 2016 I was the conductor/choirmaster of the Deurnes Mannenkoor (DMK) www.deurnesmannenkoor.nl,

 

Since November 2013 I am also leading a regional choir, Streekkoor Canthonis www.canthonis.nl Canthonis is known by her concerts with orchestra and professional vocal soloists.

 

From February 2017 till May 2017 I worked as conductor (ad interim) with the Boxmeer Vocaal Ensemble www.boxmeersvocaalensemble.nl 

 

Should your choir (if located in the region around Nijmegen) also need a conductor(ad interim).....

or should a group be interested in a workshop vocalisation and/or chorus training.....

or should a choir, orchestra and other musical ensembles need a composition or arrangement.....

Please contact me.


 

1957 - 1997

French horn

 

1985                

Diploma conductor/choirmaster SNK/FNZ basic and diploma conductor/choirmaster SNK/VNK advanced.

Teachers: Jan Eelkema, Joop Schets, Wim Thijsse, Jaap Hillen and Paul Hameleers. 

 

2007

Diploma harmonics, arrangements level 1 and 2 and composition at the ArtEZ Academy of Music Arnhem, division Jazz & Pop

Teachers: Clemens Horn and Dolf de Kinkelder.

 

2010

Classes 'Creating and Producing Professional Music' Logic Pro 8 and Logic Studio 

 

2015

Classes 'Creating and Producing Professional Music' Logic Pro X

 

 

About Anja

 

 Anja Ligtenberg

 author/auteur

 

 

Born in a family in which everyone had a library membership card, beside the need for outdoor playing, we were also urged for reading books. So it happened that at a very early stage I became interested in reading, text in general, text for drama and as a member of the children’s choir also in lyrics. 

 

Despite that, it is just many years later, after a few studies and during my job in the medical world, the reading and the passion for text, lyrics and stories strikes me again. Perhaps even more, than before. The need to express myself, and the need to write increases every day, but it is not untill 2011 that I am able to lead the life of a writer.


 

1967 - 2003

Vocalist

 

1975 - 1989

Writing poetry

 

1992 and 1993

Drama classes at Arthouse De Lindenberg in Nijmegen.

 

Since 2005

Writing lyrics

 

2005

Writing and performing the musical play: Van krop naar kruis 

 

2009

Writing and performing the musical play: Endelea  

 

2010 and 2011

Classes “creative writing” and “story writing”

Teacher: author Anja Sicking for the Leiden Education Institute

 

Since 2011

Occasionally writing columns

 

2012

Publication first novel: In de schaduw van het licht

 

2017

Publication second novel: Artseneed