The Choir

About Cantatrix

Artistic Direction - Hans Leenders

Hans Leenders is artistic director of Cantartrix and  Studium Chorale, artistic advisor of the Dutch Gregorian Chant festival, the Chorbiennale Aachen and the festival l’Europe & l’Orgue. 

He is a principal teacher for organ and music history at the Maastricht Conservatory and teaches gregorian chant at the Folkwang-University of Arts in Essen (Germany) during summer-courses. Hans Leenders is the principal organist of the Basilica of our Lady in Maastricht (Séverin 1652, Müseler 1765?) and organist-titulair in the Kopermolen in Vaals (Hilgers 1765). Guestconductor with Radio-choir Slovenia, Groot Omroepkoor, Cappella Amsterdam, Europa Cantat and several conservatories in Europe. Orchestralproductions with Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Florilegium Musicum and Ensemble ’88 (specialised in contemporary music). As a composer he is known especially for his vocal music, editions by Ascolta, Harmonia and De Haske.

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