About Libertas

Martin Mans

Martin performs in 250+ concerts annually. He is renowned for his organ concerts which are well attended in the Netherlands and abroad. Besides conducting three male choirs, Martin also conducts one mixed choir Voice and two male ensembles: the Martin Mans Formation and the Urker Mans Formation. Jos Mans, songwriter, has performed with his dad Martin Mans this year in a unique between you and me concert. Martin composes music and arranges choral music which is published at various Dutch Publishers.
In January 2013 Martin founded together with friends in Canada, Libertas, the Voice of Liberty, a Male Choir in Ontario, Canada.
Martin travels often to Ontario for a few rehearsals followed by 2 or 3 concerts. Martin and the Libertas Male Choir recorded a CD "The Voice of Liberty" in June 2014. The CD's were made available at the 70th Celebrations of the liberation of the Netherlands. Martin hosted the Libertas Male Choir for 10 days in April/May 2015 in the Netherlands and together with Martin Zonnenberg, Etty Van der Meij and Nan Van Groeningen, the group of 102 men and spouses had a trip of a life time. The churches were always full with an enthusiastic audience.
Internationally Martin Mans has toured South Africa, Canada, USA and Australia. In June 2016, Libertas Male Choir has invited the Urker Mans Formation for a tour through Ontario.


The Choir

Dear singers and friends of Libertas

It is my pleasure to invite you all for a new Concert Tour to the Netherlands at the end of April 2018! After the 2015 successful tour I would like to organize a Tour with wonderful concerts in cooperation of all my male choirs, such as The UMF, Martin Zonnenberg's choir, Mark Brandwijk on the piano. Martin Zonnenberg at the organ.
The idea is as follows:
April 27: A luncheon concert in Mijdrecht, in honor of the King's Birthday and a "Oranje concert" in the evening.
April 28: Concert in the St Joriskerk in Amersfoort with the Male choir of Nijkerk.
April 29: a Sing-a-long Service in Maassluis in which church we sang for a full audience. The City's Major will present a speech again.
May 1: We'll drive to Gent, Belgium for a concert in the monumental Sint Baafkathedraal. Martin Zonnenberg plays the beautiful "6000 pipes" organ.
May 2: Concert in the Grote Kerk, Dordrecht with Martin Zonnenberg's male choir.
May 3: The Urker Mans Formatie will host us for the day in Urk, ending with a concert in the evening. UMF will bring us an unforgettable day in their small fisherman's town!
May 4: Concert in the Breeplein kerk Rotterdam. Together with the Martin Mans Formatie we'll sing in a Remembrance concert.
May 5: The Last concert of our Tour: at the Sint Jan in Gouda, the longest church of Europe. The Gouwestem will join us with their 200 voices!

Of course our experienced travel agent will cater a fully organized program and will show you "the Best of Holland" and stay in good comfortable Hotels.
I hope that Libertas will fly across the ocean with a large group of singers. Your spouses are welcome of course and so are all Libertas fans!

Libertas in the Netherlands 2018