About Brussels Chamber Choir
The Brussels Chamber Choir, ensemble in residence in the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, was founded in September 2007 by Helen Cassano and fellow students of the conservatoire. The BCC gave its first public performance in the Minimes church in Brussels in December 2007, with a Christmas programme. Since then it regularly performs in a cappella concerts, covering a repertoire from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The choir is also linked to the Brussels Cathedral, where it regularly performs in its ‘Messes Festives’ season, notably with Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien, Mendelssohn’s motet ‘Aus tiefer Noth’, J.S.Bach’s cantata ‘Actus tragicus’ and Arvo Pärt’s The beatitudes. The Brussels Chamber Choir has also had the opportunity to work with the Historical Instruments Orchestra of the Koninklijk Conservatorium: in March 2009, with M.A.Charpentier’s Messe des Morts, conducted by Philippe Pierlot, and in December 2010, with J.S.Bach’s Christmas oratorio, conducted by Paul Agnew. In September 2011, the choir won the third prize in the International Choir Competition of Flanders in Maasmechelen, and in March 2012 they were asked to sing Bach’s Johannes-Passion conducted by Paul Dombrecht. Also in March 2012, they sang Mozart’s Davidde Penitente conducted by Sigiswald Kuijken with the Conservatoire Chamber Orchestra, a concert which was broadcast live as part of the EuroClassical Online Festival.