Musa Horti Chamber Choir

The Musa Horti Chamber Choir was founded in 1989 by Marc and Peter Dejans. Today, it is a well-regarded, well-established choir and it performs regularly in Flanders, Belgium and abroad. Park Abbey, in Heverlee (Leuven), is both the home and the namesake of the choir – Musa Horti meaning ‘Muse of the Park’ in Latin. From the start, the choir has been conducted by Peter Dejans and is made up of some thirty singers.

The ensemble’s mission is to break new musical ground and to actively look for rarely performed. The ensemble commissions Flemish composers regularly, which has resulted in the recording of four CDs with music by Kurt Bikkembergs, Rudi Tas, Vic Nees and Sebastiaan Van Steenberge. In 2014 Musa Horti released a thematic CD (‘Aus der Tiefe’) with music about Life and Death, War and Peace, thus commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. The choir collaborated with composers like Sven-David Sandström and David Gorton and recorded the soundtrack for the movie Atlantic composed by Flemish composer Piet Swerts.