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Conductor: Hans Leenders
Hans Leenders is artistic director of the professional chamber choir Studium Chorale, the Schola Maastricht, the market concerts Kopermolen Vaals and the organ festival L'Europe et l'Orgue. In addition, he was artistic advisor to the Dutch Gregorian Festival and guest lecturer for Gregorian chant at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen for many years.
He is currently majoring in organ and choral conducting at the Maastricht Conservatory. Hans Leenders is cantor-organist at the Basilica of Our Lady in Maastricht (Séverin 1652 and Müseler 1765) and titular organist at the Kopermolen in Vaals (Hilgers 1765).
In particular as a composer of vocal music, he has made a name for himself in recent years. Of particular note are Patina, a music theater performance for choir and percussion, a new requiem for the Dutch Ecclesiastical Province, and De Veertien Stonden, an oratorio for two organs and choir on a text by Guido Gezelle, published by Ascolta Musikverlag. In 2023 the CD 'Hans Leenders a musical portrait' was released by Aliud Records.