Residentie Bachkoor

The Residentie Bachkoor is a mixed choir that performs classical music from the Baroque period to the present.
Central to the choir's repertoire is the work of the composer Johann Sebastian Bach .

History

The Residentie Bachkoor was founded in 1872 and is located in The Hague . Since 1995 the choir has been led by conductor Jos Vermunt . From 1957 to 1994 the choir was led by conductor Gerard Akkerhuis . Together with the Residentie Chamber Choir, the Residentie Bach Orchestra and the Foundation Cantate Services in the Kloosterkerk, the choir forms the Residentie Bach Ensembles. The choir regularly collaborates with the Residentie Orchestra , for example in performances of the St. Matthew Passion , led by conductors such as Jaap van Zweden , Arnold Ostman, Peter Schreier, Richard Egarr , Philipp von Steinaecker and Jan Willem de Vriend .

Special Performances

Since 2007, the Residentie Bachkoor, together with the Residentie Chamber Choir, has provided the musical accompaniment to the national commemoration of the Dutch victims who fell during the Second World War in Asia. The Residentie Bachkoor also assisted in the funeral and interment of members of the Dutch Royal House. On October 15, 2002, the Residentie Bachkoor sang during the funeral service of Prince Claus . On March 30, 2004, the choir sang during the funeral service of Princess Juliana and on December 11, 2004, the choir provided the musical accompaniment to the funeral service of Prince Bernhard .

In October 1997, the choir was awarded a Royal Medal of Honor on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.

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