ANNUAL REPORTS

Stichting Allegro Arts Network 2020 Annual Report

Stichting Allegro Arts Network 2020 Annual Report

The annual board meeting was held over Zoom on 4 February 2021 with Brenda Lillie and Jackee Raught (in the US) and Mirjam Jackson and Bob Brussel (in the Netherlands).

1. Review of special board meeting minutes from 28 October 2020 (see below). All projected actions have been completed.

2. 2020 activity reports and 2021 projections:

  1. FireChoir: More than 100 people signed up for the 2020 spring season, but in-person rehearsals had to stop after the first month due to the pandemic. Weekly meetings continued on Zoom and a virtual video of one song with around 60 people participating was produced. For the fall season around 80 people signed up. After two weeks of in-person rehearsals with 20 or fewer in attendance that were also live streamed, the season was cancelled due to increasing restrictions. Also at that time, directors Doug and Jackee Raught resigned and returned to the US. All equipment that was in their house or in FireChoir storage was moved to StageLife’s storage space in Zaandam. Rehearsal equipment remains at Keerpunt.  Bob and Anita Brussel, with Bas and Anneke Perelaer, have taken over the leadership of the choir. They are keeping all former members informed with periodic email updates. They are planning to have a fall season if it is possible by then. Vocal coaches and audio technicians are committed to continuing with the choir. Venues have been contacted about potential concerts.
  2. StageLife: In 2020, Brenda performed her one-woman show portraying Corrie ten Boom 15 times in the US before the pandemic. She had 21 shows cancelled but was able to perform once in December. All StageLife performances scheduled in the Netherlands were cancelled. In June new storage space was rented in Zaandam with twice the space for half the cost.  If possible in 2021, StageLife hopes to perform The Christmas Carol and Verloren.
  3. The Bridge Artistic Network: Brenda hopes to return to the Netherlands in April 2021 and will begin plans for in-person activities such as creative weekend workshops in the fall.

3. Action Items

  1. Mirjam will add FireChoir financial representative Anita Brussel to the stichting’s ABN bank account. She will handle all FireChoir finances and will communicate directly with Mirjam.
  2. Liability insurance with Klap may have lapsed. Bob will check with insurance agent. The policy needs to cover all members of the stichting.
  3. The website will be updated with Dutch translations provided by Mirjam. Email to info@allegroartsnetwork.com is being forwarded to Mirjam.
  4. Mirjam will remove Jackee from the KvK listing.
Details are available upon request to info@allegroartsnetwork.com.
Image

Stichting Allegro Arts Network 2019 Annual Report

A board meeting was held over Skype on January 16, 2020 with Judy Mensch (in the US) and Jackee Raught (in the Netherlands). Activity and financial reports for 2019 were given for FireChoir and Kidzark.

FireChoir had a spring and a fall season with approximately 110 singers participating each season. Seven concerts were presented during the year. Two concerts were held in the Amstelveen Schouwburg Theater, rented in partnership with Stadshart Amstelveen. One of those concerts was a special invitation-only event for senior citizens in Amstelveen. Total audience attendance for the seven concerts was estimated to be around 2000.

Kidzark continued work in the United States while Judy Mensch is in residence there. Judy trained children’s workers and did shows in the Northeast region.
Image

Stichting Allegro Arts Network 2018 Annual Report

A board meeting was held over Skype on January 12, 2019 with Judy Mensch (in the US) and Jackee Raught (in the Netherlands). Activity and financial reports for 2017 were given for FireChoir and Kidzark.

FireChoir had a spring and a fall season with approximately 100 singers participating each season. Seven concerts were presented during the year. The highlight was our 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert at the Zaantheater in Zaandam with special guest soloist Dwight Dissels and almost 700 people in attendance (as reported by Jackee Raught). Total audience attendance for the seven concerts was estimated to be around 2500.

KIDZARK had a busy first 6 months of 2018. In February of 2018, we began a new KIDZARK program at New City Church in Ijmuiden.  I worked with them for 4 months until they were self-sufficient and now they continue doing the program effectively. In March 2018, KIDZARK participated in a large Children’s Workers conference in Budapest Hungary. After a week of rehearsals, we debuted the play “Red” at the conference.  It was very well received and has already been translated into 3 languages for use in western and eastern Europe. In July 2018, KIDZARK made its way to The United States.  In July, we did shows in Maine and began training workers. From September until the end of the year, we trained Children’s Workers and did several shows in the New England region (as reported by Judy Mensch).

Image

Stichting Allegro Arts Network 2017 Annual Report

A board meeting was held in Zaandam on January 26, 2018 with Judy Mensch, Jackee Raught and Jan Barendse, Jr. in attendance. Activity and financial reports for 2017 and projections for 2018 were given or FireChoir and Kidzark.

FireChoir had a spring and fall season with approximately 100 singers participating each season. Three concerts were held at the end of each season. FireChoir joined the Music Guild Association in December which has an annual subscription of 10 euro per choir participant.

KIDZARK traveled through a number of countries in addition to the Netherlands including Croatia, Romania, Austria, Hungary and the United States, putting on variety shows for children with moral messages. Two weeks of a Drama Camp in Romania was a highlight of the summer. There were also several Teacher Trainings given, both in Eastern and Western Europe and a Conference in Austria. KIDZARK also began two KID's Clubs in two separate locations in Zaandam. Both continue having monthly meetings.
Image

Stichting Allegro Arts Network 2016 Annual Report

A board meeting was held in Zaandam on January 27, 2017 with Judy Mensch, Jackee Raught and Jan Barendse, Jr. in attendance. Activity and financial reports for 2016 and projections for 2017 were given for FireChoir and Kidzark.

 

FireChoir had a spring and a fall season with approximately 100 singers participating each season. Three concerts were held at the end of each season.

KIDZARK traveled through a number of countries in addition to the Netherlands including Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, Belgium, Poland and Croatia, putting on variety shows for children with moral messages. There were also several Teacher Trainings given, both in Eastern and Western Europe.

Image

Stichting Allegro Arts Network 2015 Annual Report

A board meeting was held in Zaandam on January 13, 2016 with Judy Mensch, Jackee Raught and Jan Barendse, Jr. in attendance. Activity and financial reports for 2015 and projections for 2016 were given for FireChoir and Kidzark. In summary:

FireChoir had a spring and a fall season with approximately 100 singers participating each season. Three concerts were held at the end of each season.

Kidzark gave seven performances. A new play was written and rehearsals started. Another play was commissioned. Several teacher training sessions were held.

Image
logo

Stichting Allegro Arts Network • RSIN: 854639809 • KvK: 62084976

copyright 2020