Studium Chorale

Studium Chorale has been active as a professional chamber choir since 2005. Its productions are conducted by its artistic director Hans  Leenders as well as by specialised guest conductors. The choir was founded in 1972 and has in recent years developed into one of the leading chamber choirs in the Netherlands. The cast of Studium Chorale ranges from eight to forty singers, depending on the demands of the music. The wide-ranging repertoire encompasses five centuries of choral culture, from Renaissance polyphony to the latest commissioned work. The choir kept world premieres of compositions by Henry Delnooz, Jean Lambrechts, Ton de Leeuw, Jo van den Booren, Lowell Dijkstra, Jeanne Demessieux, Daan Manneke, Roderik de Man, Marijn Simons, Hans Leenders, Vic Nees and Andries van Rossem.

Studium Chorale regularly works with orchestras and ensembles such as Ensemble 88, Florilegium Musicum, and the philharmonie zuidnederland, as well as with numerous soloists. Recently, the ensemble was led by Ed Spanjaard, Steffen Schreyer, Erik Van Nevel, Andrew Parrott, Paul Goodwin, Johannes Leertouwer, Marcus Bosch en Reinbert de Leeuw. Studium Chorale is a regular guest at home and abroad and kept several radio and television recordings. The choir is a cultural plan 2013-2016 institution of the Province of Limburg and the Municipality of Maastricht.