Bigband meets Choir!
Together with Stichting BigbandsForever, Hans set up the project Bigband meets Choir! The plan for this project was written and submitted in February 2022 and
Besides working for other artists, it has always been very important for Hans to work on his own projects. He runs his own bigband (The Convocation), has a music theater publishing house (Spotlight Musical Productions), and has worked on several smaller projects in the past (RUPB, Salon-Jazz, Trumpet-Fun, and many more). During these projects, he has built up a lot of experience in project management, communication, and marketing
Recently, Hans started working on new compositions for trumpet, cello, guitar, and piano. Thanks to the Music Investment Fund (a Dutch fund set up for artists during the COVID crisis) these compositions are recorded in the second quarter of 2022 and released in the summer of 2022. The sheet music is available through this website. The second project in 2022/2023 is called Bigband meets choir. A large project that started after the summer of 2022 and will continue until the summer of 2023. In collaboration with Stichting BigbandsForever, Hans wrote a project plan for Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie (Fund for Cultural Participation) that has been fully allocated. In this project, four amateur bigbands are paired with four local amateur choirs to collaborate on an exciting concert. In consultation with the participants, Hans will arrange new material in various musical styles. More about this project will be published soon.
Hans continues to look for new possibilities to spread his love for music.
If you’d like to collaborate on new projects, feel free to contact Hans. Fill out the contact form, and Hans will get in touch with you within 2 business days.
Bigband The Convocation is founded by David Mast and Hans van Wingerden. Through the years the band has grown to a close group of befriended musicians. The band has had some successful years playing gigs in several Dutch theatres (DeLaMar, Chassé, Schouwburg Amstelveen, Schouwburg Enschede) and on the main stages of ‘Opwekking’, ‘North Sea Round Town’ en the „Xnoizz Flevo Festival”. During the years Bigband The Convocation has performed with a lot of well known Dutch artists e.g. Gospel Boulevard (led by André Bijleveld), Sharon Kips, Denise Jannah, Pearl Jozefzoon, Syb van der Ploeg, Do, Edsilia Rombley and Shirma Rouse.
Bigband The Convocation is unique in its specific sound. The band exclusively plays its own arrangements which are a spectaculair cross-over between ‘old style bigband music’ and old & new (black)gospel songs.
Spotlight Musical Productions is the place to be for the dutch farewell musicals with great humor and fantastic songs!
In 2008 Gert and Hans started publishing farewell musicals (afscheidmusicals) for children aged 12 years old to perform in school. Since then, their musicals have become indispensable in The Netherlands and Belgium. Characteristic of their fairwell musicals are the humor, hilarious characters and the unique newly written songs in all kind of styles. Every year a new musicals is launched in December. The musicals are performed at the end of the elementary school in juli.
“Hans van Wingerden Quartet” is the name of the project Hans is currently working on. Four newly written compositions for trumpet/flugelhorn, cello, guitar and piano are recorded in the summer of 2022 and new compositions are being made. These recordings are published on all streaming platforms and the sheet music is available through this website.
“Bigband meets choir” is a new project, partly funded by Fund for Cultural Participation, that started after summer 2022. In collaboration with Stichting BigbandForever amateur bigbands will be paired to amateur choirs for a spectacular performance with new arrangements in a fantastic crossover. The performances will take place in the second quarter of 2023.