Many Schiedammers are active in amateur associations. Drum bands, theatre associations, choirs and orchestras all with a wide repertoire hold concerts and performances throughout the year both in and out of the city’s boundaries.
The New Life Singers Gospel Choir is split into sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, altos, tenors and basses and collaborates in concerts, church services and singing nights in hospitals and nursing homes.
In Honorem Dei is a choir that has been performing every week for 130 years in the eucharist in the Basilica of the Holy Liduina and OLV Rozenkrans (OLV Rosary). Their performances include Latin songs, Latin harmonic masses, motets and the Gregorian proprium hymns.
Harmonie Ambrosius is a relatively small orchestra which sees making good music as being a fun pastime. This association was set up in 1893.