A little history…

Before 2017, there were in both PXL and UHasselt some choir initiatives but the AUHL had the idea of merging them together in a choir where both students and members of staff from both institutions are welcome.

In the academic year of 2017 – 2018, we performed at Winterland and the UHasselt. At the end of the year, we decided that we should have a proper name.

Akorin was born. This year we plan to do a lot, but this is a little secret for now.
Do you really want to know what we are up to? Then, you really should become a member.

Our mission

Why we do what we do? We consider music as a universal language. So why not learning to speak it? We love to move people with our music by creating a unique atmosphere.

You might also be wondering why our communication is in English? We like to address a large audience with our music and we consider our international members as a huge benefit. What’s more interesting than learning from other cultures?

Repertoire

This is the alphabetical list of pieces we have rehearsed and performed until now:

  • Al’shlosha D’varim, Allen Naplan
  • And So It Goes, Billy Joel (arr. Bob Chilcott)
  • Beautiful Dreamer, Stephen Foster (arr. Jeroen D’hoe)
  • Imagine, John Lennon (arr. Mac Huff)
  • In The Bleak Midwinter, Gustav Holst
  • Make No Noise, Bert Appermont
  • The Sound of Silence, Paul Simon
  • Vois Sur Ton Chemin, Bruno Coulais (from the motion picture Les Choristes)

Performances

Although Akorin exists for only a few years, we have had the chance to perform at several occasions already:

  • March 28th, 2019 – Z33 House of Contemporary Music in Hasselt, during the event Culture Bites
  • November 28th, 2018 – House of the Governor in Hasselt, during the event BeKOORlijk
  • May 7th, 2018 – Old Prison Hasselt during Euregional Student Forum, organized by AUHL
  • December 2017 – Winterland Hasselt