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Holland Boys Choir (Choir)

Founded: 1984 - Holland

Holland Boys Choir (= HBC) was founded in 1984 by Pieter Jan Leusink, who has been its conductor ever since. For its musical home the choir has the medieval St. Nicholaschurch in the almost eight centuries old little city of Elburg. Thanks to the intensity of the rehearsals and the numerous concerts, Holland Boys Choir has acquired a unique status, both nationally and internationally. Besides making concert trips, among others to England (Great Cathedrals Tour and St. Martin-in-the-Fields), France (Paris, Notre Dame) and Latvia (Riga Dom), the choir was also given the honour to perform for Her Majesty Queen Beatrix. The many integral performances of J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) and the CD recordings of this majestic work, resulted in a strong affinity with the great composer, which has led up to the largest and indeed greatest project in the history of this unique choir, the integral recordings of all Sacred Cantatas by J.S. Bach.

Members of Holland Boys Choir:





Even Baarsen
Evert Jan Engeltjes
Erik Guldenaar
Jaap Hoogendoors
Gerrit van der Hoorn
Peter van de Kolk
Tanny Koomen
Anne Jan Leusink
Henri Noordmans
Claude Paelinck
Herjan Pullen
Aalt jan van Roest
Hans van Roset
Jelle Stocker
Nicky Westerink
Gerwin Zwep

Arjan Dokter
Gerald Engeltjes
Maarten Engeltjes
Vincent Groeneveld
Arjan Heikoop
Arjen Nap
Jan Willem Prins
Fre Dirk van Roest
Edwin Smit
Jan Zwerver

Frans Benschop
Peter Bloemendaal
Martinus Leusink
Jan Pullen
Marijn Takken
Frank Tros
Cor van Twillert

Klaas Alberts
Jeroen Assink
Job Boswinkel
Jim Groenevald
Richard Guldenaar
Gerrit van Haaken
Huib van Hinsbergen
Sebastian Holz
Willem van der Hoorn
Piet Schuyn
Edwin Smit
Henk Timmerman
Toon van Wezep

Source: Liner notes to the 60-CD set of Complete Bach Church Cantatas conducted by Pieter Jan Leusink (Brilliant Classics, 1999-2000)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2001)

Pieter Jan Leusink: Short Biography | Holland Boys Choir | Netherlands Bach Collegium
Part 1 | Part 2 | General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Individual Recordings:
Leusink - Vol.1&2 | Leusink - Vol.3&4 | BWV 244 - P.J. Leusink | BWV 245 - P.J. Leusink
Interview with Pieter Jan Leusink | Interview with Frank Wakelkamp
Table of Recordings by BWV Number

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Holland Boys Choir [Mostly in Dutch]


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