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Johan Duijck

Johan Duijck, chief conductor of the Flemish Radio Choir since 1999, has been appointed Chorus Master of the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chorus in London. The contract was signed in February 2002 and starts in September 2002.

Founded by Hungarian conductor László Heltay in 1975, the Academy Chorus is a professional ensemble with twenty five core members, expanding to a hundred singers for romantic oratorios.

Flemish music will get an important share in the programming. In a first series of concerts throughout England (October-November 2002), Duijck will conduct the Psalms of Jules Van Nuffel and the Concerto per la beata Virgine for oboe and choir by Vic Nees. In December 2002, there will be a performance of Duijck's own Cantate Domino for soprano, double choir and orchestra.

Johan Duijck will continue to maintain a close connection with Flanders and the Flemish Radio Choir, which will include a production at the Flanders Festival, a Christmas tour and a programme called Airs à gogo.

Posted: 26 March 2002

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