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Joachim Diedrichs (Choral Conductor, Organ)

Born: 1955 - Westerholt, Westphalia, Germany

The German choral conductor, organist and church musician, Joachim Diedrichs, studied after graduating from high school, music education and church music at the Nordwestdeutschen Musikakademie in Detmold with Professor Helmut P. Tramnitz, and graduated there in 1981 with artistic maturity in organ.

Since 1980 Joachim Diedrichs has been a Kantor for the regional area of the southern Emsland, the successor of Church Music Director Eberhard Bonitz, and operates as church musician at the Lingen's Bonifatiuskirche. The title Church Music Director (KMD) was awarded to him in 1992 on the occasion of his 125-year anniversary of the Chor St. Bonifatius, Lingen by Bishop Ludwig Averkamp. A major focus of his activities is working with the Chor St. Bonifatius, which, under his leadership has developed to become one of the best choirs of the Emsland region.

Joachim Diedrichs' repertoire ranges from instrumental accompanied and unaccompanied sacred vocal music, from early Baroque to Modern. As an organist, his concert activity includes regularly the works of the 19th and 20th Centuries and the works of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. In addition to his community service as organist and choir-master of three choirs, he has been head of the C-course Emsland and operates part-time in training organists and choir-masters operate. (Subjects: choral conducting and organ playing)

Source: Chor St. Bonifatius Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2009)
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Aryeh Oron (May 2009)

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