Singing, all together!

Conductor Tom Erics created the choir Echo in 2017, named after the Greek nymph Echo. With the success that followed, he also created a vocal group: Yambé (named after the daughter of Echo). To give all his attention to the musical aspect, Yambé and Echo created a board and became a joint association in 2019: Vocal Association VEYA. The choirs combined post-COVID and simply kept the name of the association: VEYA.

Over time, people with all ages and backgrounds have decided to join VEYA. VEYA stands for inclusivity and diversity. We sing songs in all kinds of different genres and different languages.

The Conductor

Koos van Eijk leads our rehearsals and arranges music to specifically fit our choir. To learn more about him, check out his website below!

The Board

The board, together with the committees makes sure that all the technical and formal aspects of the association are taken care of. Currently, the board consists of four people:

Jesse van Laar    –    Treasurer:

The treasurer creates the financial balance for the association. They make sure that membership fees, the conductor, and the rehearsal space are paid.

Steven Aerts    –    Secretary:

The secretary handles communication within and beyond the association and arranges the open rehearsals.

Giulia Bongiorno    –    Commissioner of Music:

The commissioner of music runs the music committee, which creates the musical repertoire for each project.

Scarlet Sung   -    General Board member:

As a general board member, Scarlet brings in creative (musical) ideas.


The board is supported by several committees, consisting of enthusiastic members. Currently, the following committees are active:

Music committee

Together with the conductor, the music committee is responsible for the repertoire and other musical tasks of the choir. The members of this committee picks a theme for a concert and the repertoire.

Concert committee

Singing as a choir becomes even better when we can share our enthusiasm with others. The concert committee organises small gigs and bigger concerts. This means selecting the type of concerts, finding a location, thinking about dresscodes/decorations, etc.

Financial committee

Our treasurer is responsible for keeping track of our finances and the financial committee supports them with this process. The committee checks the budget every (half) year.

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