Projecten in China

In December 2013, Vocal Dating was established by Caroline Grasmeijer and Arjan van der Star and focuses on producing projects at the intersection of vocal performance and other art disciplines.


As a brand of Stichting Vocal Dating (The Vocal Dating Foundation), Vocal Dating created a unique three-fold concept for its full-entertainment productions; the triple P model, which stands for Passion, Performance and Professionalism. Different international collaborations have been set up and further expansion is constantly sought for.


The first projects of Vocal Dating consist of three concerts tours through China, which took vocal groups with either a band or a full orchestra to the biggest and most prominent Chinese theaters and concert halls. These shows were titled ‘Take a chance on me’, ‘New York State Of Mind’ and ‘Viva La Vida’. In China, Vocal Dating is commonly branded as 荷兰好声音爱乐乐团 (The Voice of Dutch Jazz Vocals) or 荷兰好声音爱乐乐团 (Orchestra Holland).


The projects of Vocal Dating

Vocal Dating in China


Project 3: ‘Viva La Vida’

From December 27, 2015 to January 5, 2016, Vocal Dating toured through the Shanghai and Nanjing regions in China with ‘Viva La Vida’. This was the third Chinese tour with a brand new production for Vocal Dating.


This project consisted of a Vienna-inspired new year’s concert program with a full orchestra and vocal group; a total of 56 musicians and staff. The set of the program was a unique mix of classical Vienna, modern pop, sunny Latin and Chinese folk styles. All of these styles were combined into a sparkling and inspiring show, to reflect on current times, to celebrate the new year, its opportunities and life itself.


The premier of ‘Viva La Vida’ took place in Theater De Flint in Amersfoort, the Netherland. Just a few weeks after, the tour continued with performances in the greatest Chinese concert halls and theaters, among which the Nanjing Great Hall of the People.


With ‘Viva La Vida’, Vocal Dating hit the theaters of Shoaxing, Shengsi, Huzhou, Nanjing, Jiaxing, Ningbo in China, but also Amersfoort and Zutphen in the Netherlands.





Project 2: ‘New York State of Mind’


荷兰好声音爵士乐团 – The Voice of Dutch Jazz Vocals


Vocal Dating was touring during its second project from 19 March to 30 May 2015 through China.


For the Dutch audience, Vocal Dating gave two shows in ZIMIHC Theater Zuilen on February 14th, 2015. During these two unique shows, ‘New York State of Mind’ took the audience all the way to classy and jazzy New York. The show was all about reaching the top, and living the dream; a full experience of the intercultural side of New York, visit through Broadway and Motown groovin’ all over with Stevie Wonder.


Vocal Dating in China


Project 1: ‘Take a chance on me’


荷兰好声音爵士乐团 – The Voice of Dutch Jazz Vocals


From the 16th to the 26th of October 2014, Vocal Dating was touring through China for its first project! Among six other big concert halls, Vocal Dating performed at the grant and prestigious Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Before taking off to China, the show ‘Take a chance on me’ was shown to an amazing Dutch audience twice in ZIMIHC theater Zuilen – Utrecht.


With a group of seventeen, consisting of ten singers, four musicians, and three backstage crew, life-long memories were made and an audience of in total 4500 people was reached. A tremendous success!