Aart Mateboer

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Tenor Aart Mateboer from Kampen obtained his final diploma in solo singing in 1993 at the Conservatory in Zwolle, where he studied under Cilly Dorhout and Felix Schoonenboom. He was subsequently coached and shaped for many years by Hanneke Kaasschieter. He is a highly sought-after soloist, particularly for oratorio choirs. His repertoire includes arias from Bach's Passions, Christmas Oratorio, Mass in B Minor, a large number of Bach cantatas, Messiah, Alexander's Feast, and Judas Maccabaeus (Handel), The Creation and The Seasons (Haydn), St. Paul and Elijah (Mendelssohn), a dozen Mozart masses, Requiem (Verdi), Messa di Gloria (Puccini), Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater (Rossini), Nicolas Cantata (Britten), Misa Criolla and Navidad Nuestra (Ramirez), and many other (including contemporary) oratorios. He also performs the role of the evangelist in the St. Matthew, St. John, St. Mark, and St. Luke Passions by J.S. Bach. In 2000, he participated in projects of the Amsterdam Baroque Choir and the Rheinische Kantorei. Since 2002, he has freelanced extensively with the Groot Omroepkoor, and in 2009 he became a permanent member of this top choir. He has contributed to numerous CD recordings and regularly participates in TV recordings for Nederland Zingt. Alongside guitarist Berry Selles and cellist Corien Kok, he formed the Renaissance trio "A Pilgrim's Solace." Additionally, he served as cantor for many years at the Dutch Reformed Church in Kampen and sang with the Urker Mannen Ensemble for several years. In addition to his performances, he teaches many private voice students, directs the chamber choir Musical Art, and serves as artistic director of the Close Harmony group The Dry Mills. With pianist Philine Coops, he forms a duo that performs a diverse repertoire. Finally, he has been the initiator and organizer of the annual Scratch Kampen event just before the summer vacation (information available at www.scratchkampen.nl) for many years.