Kempenkoor is a large regional mixed choir consisting of ambitious chorists, which in recent years has become one of the better amateur choirs in the South of the Netherlands.
Kempenkoor’s repertoire ranges from the Baroque period till the present. Together with professional orchestras and soloists it brings full evening programmes to the larger musical stages. One of the choir’s goals is to stress the importance of art and music, especially in this age of materialism.
Kempenkoor initiated the tradition of performing St. Matthew’s Passion in Oirschot. The choir was founded in 1949 and has since achieved an impressive track record. It contributes to artistic projects of composers, orchestras and programme developers. Artistic leader Cees Wouters has led the choir for 25 years together with rehearsing coach/accompanist Hans van den Eijnden, who regretfully passed away in 2015. His role is now fulfilled by Ad Broeksteeg,
On 22 June 2014 Kempenkoor together with the Philips Harmonie orchestra gave a Peace Concert at the Muziekgebouw Frits Philips in Eindhoven. The programme included A Mass for Peace (The Armed Man) by Karl Jenkins.