The Netherlands

That is the title of a particular song that vocalist Mark Enthoven recorded with guidance from the Amsterdam Youth Symphony Orchestra (AYSO), the Youth Orchestra of the Amsterdam Music School. The lyrics to the song were written by Mark himself, to music by the world famous song Valencia, from the film of the same name (1926).

When writing the lyrics, Mark took in mind just what makes The Netherlands so special. From herring sandwich to cows and market and organ to the royal family. These recognizable national sentiments are also portrayed in the accompanying music video.

'The Netherlands' is thus an homage to our beautiful and extraordinary country (at the Zuiderzee) and even breathes a bit of the atmosphere of a concert of Andre Rieu, but with singing and orchestra instead of violin and orchestra. Especially the high sing-along content and joyful sound of this song are clearly manifested, on which voice and orchestra come together in a very nice unit, combined with the familiar sound of a traditional Dutch street organ.

 

 

Mark Enthoven is a singer who stands out for his particularly impressive and powerful voice and his striking appearance. For many years he has been a much sought after presence at various events such as (business) celebrations and parties, dinner shows and restaurants, as soloist, with orchestral support on tape, or supported by one or more live musicians, a full band or orchestra .

Born and raised in Amsterdam, Mark took singing lessons in pop and classical music and has been fascinated by music for as long as he can remember. He has an extensive and surprisingly versatile repertoire, in which he effortlessly varies between all kinds of beloved national and international pop songs and evergreens. But a performance by Mark must be mainly a combination of fun and emotion. A smile and a tear, singing you a song that moves or a song where the audience can sing along or dance to their heart's content; Mark takes you on a great musical journey which leaves you with the impression that you've experienced something special.

The last period Mark has worked on a new act, with a new team of musical and business partners. His new single is called The Netherlands, a tribute to our beautiful country, our national pride. The single has also been recorded in the English language. With this style Mark will continue to build a stage atmosphere reminiscent of performances by André Rieu, but with singing as principal part, in an act supported by a tape or accompanied by a band or orchestra.

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