Bas Ramselaar

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Bas Ramselaar (1961) studied singing with Frans Schouten and Aafje Heynis and took master classes with Robert Holl. Between 1985 and 2001, Bas was a permanent member of the Netherlands Chamber Choir. He was also a long-time member of the soloists' ensemble of the Netherlands Bach Society. Recently, he was involved in the recordings and concerts of the Leiden Choir Books with the Egidius College.

As a concert singer, Bas performed for over twenty years on major stages in the Netherlands and abroad, making numerous radio, TV, and CD recordings of works by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Buxtehude, De Fesch, Distler, Fauré, Hollanders, Huygens, Monteverdi, Mozart, Schrijver, Schütz, Telemann, and Vivaldi. He recorded all the bass solos from J.S. Bach's complete series of sacred cantatas, as well as the St. John and St. Matthew Passions. He also released two solo CDs: "Bas sings Bach" and "Songs of W.A. Mozart."

As a conductor, Bas worked with Toonkunst Amersfoort from 2001 to 2012 and with the Bach Cantorij Baarn & orchestra from 2001 to 2015. Since 1995, he has been associated with the St. Joris Chamber Choir. Bas conducts the choir and orchestra of the Foundation Around the Cantatas in Amersfoort and the Basilius College, a chamber choir consisting of professional choir conductors, church musicians, and classically trained singers.