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In September 2016 Harm Jan started his own choir: Papaya. Papaya stands for fresh, fruity and exotic. This choir consists of eleven singers (four male, seven female). Papaya sings exclusively music that is composed or arranged by Harm Jan. Therefore, the repertoire is very diverse: from classical to jazz, from gospel to pop and from Tibetan to improvised music. Papaya likes to sing a cappella and is always looking for some kind of interaction with their audience.






Saturday 13 Oct 19:45   Zutphen, Hanzehof with the Gelders Fanfare Orkest



Saturday 12 Jan 20:00   Veluvine, Nunspeet with the Gelders Fanfare Orkest



Saturday, the 20th of May, 2017, was the first official performance of Papaya. Together with the Gelders Fanfare Orkest they performed the première of Of Preachers and Presidents, a new piece of Harm Jan, especcially composed for the final exam conducting of Erik Rozendom. One day later, Papaya sang during a special service in the Bethelkerk of Zwijndrecht NL. Because of this succesful weekend, Papaya prepares itself for the upcoming events with new repertoire, concerts and other exiting stuff...



Previous shows...




This is Papaya's current repertoire:

  - A Papaya Overture  
  - Ain't gonna let nobody turn me 'round  
  - God only knows  
  - Geloof (from the musical 'Weg van Verwijzen')  
  - HIM  
  - Human  
  - I'll carry you  
  - Ik geloof dat  
  - In Paradisum  
  - Isn't she lovely?  
  - Oh, freedom!  
  - Of Preachers and Presidents  
  - Seven Minutes in Tibet  
  - We shall overcome  
  - Woke up this morning  
  - Zo vriendelijk en veilig als het licht  



The choir

Papaya has the following enthousiastic members:

  Anja Schutten Soprano
  Arianne Noort Mezzo-soprano
  Carolien van Gerven Alto
  Eline Hoogendijk Soprano
  Idde-Jan Terpstra Tenor-Baritone
  Indra Schenkel Alto
  Jaap van der Lugt Tenor
  Janneke Mol Soprano
  Marieke Deelen Mezzo-alto
  Michiel van Veen Bass-baritone
  Pieter van der Lugt Bass




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