History

History

The Strijp’s Chamber Choir was founded in 1959 in Strijp, a district within Eindhoven, by conductor Willem van Maris. In 1978, Willem van Maris was succeeded by Louis Buskens. During this time the Strijps Kamerkoor merged with the Eindhoven’s Madrigal Choir. From 1991 to 1998 the choir was led by Michel de Kort. In the year 1999 the Strijps Kamerkoor celebrated its 40th anniversary, and was first led by Martien van Woerkum then by Tony Klaasen. In 2001 the choir was under the musical direction of Paul Gieles who was succeeded by Wilko Brouwers in 2004.
Special highlights in the history of the Strijps Kamerkoor are the successful participation in the Dutch Choir Festival in the early years of the choir, the concert trip to Bayeux (F) in 2003 and the participation in the international choir festival in Maasmechelen (2015) and Kerkrade (2019).