dirigent - organist
Tom Hoornaert (° 13th November 1972) studied organ both at the Lemmensinstitute in Leuven
with Prof. Luc Ponet as well as at the Music College in Maastricht with Prof. Dorothy De Rooij.
Moreover he obtained the diploma of choir master in Maastricht with Prof. Ludo Claesen.
In 1991 Tom was awarded as ‘First Laureate ‘ of the National Musical Contest ‘Pro Civitate’
(now called ‘Belfius Classsics’ ) with greatest distinction, 95%.
Tom is active in the city of Tielt as organist in the main church of St.-Peter and teaches organ, piano,
carillon & guidance practice. He accompanies at the Urban Academy for Music
The choir ‘Cantiga’, the chamber choir ‘Utreya’ from Tielt and the choir ‘Cantado’ from Oedelgem are
all under his direction.
In 2002 he founded the chamber choir ‘Ultreya’ (www.ultreya.be) en conducted a.o.:
- ‘Genesis’ by Duke Ellington
- ‘Requiem’ by John Rutter
- the creation ‘Laudes’ by the contemporary composer Kurt Bikkembergs in Newark (UK) together
with the ‘Vocal Ensemble of Kortrijk’ led by Wim Verdonck and with the solist Hilde Coppé.
- the ‘Cantate super omnia’ by Albert de Klerk in Sweden etc.
As founder of the musical company ‘Mathea’ (www.mathea.be) Tom brought in January 2011
a first production ‘Good luck professor’, ‘Nunsense’ and "The Sound of Music" at the CCG in Tielt.
Tom is also choir master of ‘Mathea’.
To promote the organ, not only as a liturgical but also as a concert instrument he founded the
organ society ‘Chamade’. Thus he brings concerts every Saturday in the month of September
in collaboration with other instrument players and vocalists.
As organist /accompanist/choir master Tom has already performed several times in the
Netherlands, Hungary, Portugal, Poland, Italy, England (including the prestigious Town
Hall Oxford) and Sweden.
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