NHL Stendenchoir

The NHL Stendenchoir

The NHL Stendenchoir was founded in the early 1990s and consists of (former) students and (former) employees of NHL Stenden and Firda (formerly ROC Friese Poort and Friesland College). Traditionally the choir is a connecting factor for students, employees, education and the region. Hans de Wilde is conductor of the NHL Stendenchoir. 


From classical to jazz! 

Do you love to sing? Then join the NHL Stenden Choir! 
The NHL Stenden Choir consists of (former) students and (former) staff of NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, RUG Campus Fryslân and Firda. From time immemorial, the choir has served as a link between students, staff, education and the region. Hans de Wilde is the conductor of the NHL Stenden Choir.

Our inspiring rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 19.45 to 22.00 hrs in mill De Eendragt on the square between Rengerslaan 8 and 10.
You are welcome to attend a rehearsal. If you want more info, send an email to    

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Advisory Committee 

The NHL Stenden Choir receives support from prominent people who have made it known that they wish to link their names to the choir. Together, they form the NHL Stenden Choir Advisory Committee. In the next four years, the following persons will take part in the committee: 

  • Leendert Klaassen 
    Chair advisory committee NHL Stenden choir and former chair Executive Board of Stenden university of applied sciences   
  • Jouke de Vries 
    Chair Executive Board  RUG and Campus Fryslân 
  • Remco Meijerink 
    Chair Executive Board Firda (merger ROC Friese Poort and Friesland College since 1 August 2023) 
  • Sybrand Buma 
    Mayor Leeuwarden 
  • Chris Fictoor 
    Composer, conductor, music educator and church musician