The Cantores oratorio choir from Brugge was founded in 1941 when WWII was in full force in Europe. Aimé De Haene steered his new choir through the great choral music of the previous centuries and in this way brought a little light into those dark war years. Half a century later he handed the conductor’s baton over to the organist Ignace Michiels. And since 2005, conducted by Reinhard Andries, Cantores has further expanded its multi-faceted repertoire with Rutter, Herzogenberg, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Bach, Bikkembergs, Schütz, and so on.
Cantores is thus still exploring new horizons, an ideal way in which to keep the choir and our public alert, enthusiastic and curious. In view of the period when our choir was started, we are honoured to be involved in the 1000 Voices for Peace project. Helping to write a little piece of history along with the other choirs, 100 years after the date, is something we do gladly and with full conviction.
- Year founded: 1941
- Language: Dutch
- Place: Bruges, Belgium
- Choir: Cantores (Bruges), Brighton Secondary School Vocal Ensemble (Australia)
- Concert: 1000 Voices for Peace: fellowship concert in Bruges
- Date and time: 2014-11-05 20u00
- Location: CC Brugge, Magdalenazaal