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The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir is a Dutch early-music group based in Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir was created in two stages by the conductor, organist and harpsichordist Ton Koopman. He founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979 and the Amsterdam Baroque Choir in 1992. They have performed in concert halls such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Barbican Centre London, Konzerthaus, Vienna, Lincoln Center New York and Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.

The first concert of the choir and orchestra premiered two works of Heinrich Ignaz Biber, Requiem (for 15 voices) and Vespers (for 32 voices), at the 1992 Festival of Early Music in Utrecht.

In 1994, Koopman embarked on a ten-year project to conduct the group in recordings and performances of the complete vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach. His more than 200 cantatas were recorded in 22 volumes, first under the label Erato, since 2003 Challenge/Antoine Marchand Records, reissuing also the former volumes. Soloists for this project included sopranos Els Bongers, Ruth Holton, Lisa Larsson, Marlis Petersen, Sandrine Piau, Dorothea Röschmann, Sibylla Rubens, Barbara Schlick, Caroline Stam (a member of the choir from the beginning), Deborah York, Ruth Ziesak and Johannette Zomer, altos Bogna Bartosz, Michael Chance, Franziska Gottwald, Bernhard Landauer, Elisabeth von Magnus, Annette Markert, Andreas Scholl, Nathalie Stutzmann and Kai Wessel, tenors Paul Agnew, Jörg Dürmüller, James Gilchrist, Guy de Mey, Christoph Prégardien and Gerd Türk, and bass Klaus Mertens.

In 2005 they commenced a project Dieterich Buxtehude – Opera Omnia to record the complete works of Dieterich Buxtehude (in progress). Singers for this project have additionally included sopranos Bettina Pahn, Miriam Meyer, Siri Thornhill, Orlanda Velez Isidro, altos Robin Blaze, Patrick Van Goethem, Hugo Naessens, Daniel Taylor, tenor Andreas Karasiak and bass Donald Bentvelsen.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Brandenburgische Konzerte 1-3-4 J.S. Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 2
1986 Brandenburgische Konzerte 5-6-2 J.S. Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 2
1988 Cantates Buxtehude; Schlick, Frimmer, Chance, Jacobs, Pregardien, Kooy, Hannover Knabenchor, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
1990 Requiem Mozart; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
1990 Klavierkonzerte, BWV 1052, 1057, 1059 Johann Sebastian Bach; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
1991 Concertos for 2, 3 and 4 Keyboards, Volume 2 Johann Sebastian Bach; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
1991 Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1053, 1054, 1056, 1058 Johann Sebastian Bach; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
1991 Harpsichord Concertos, BWV 1060, 1061, 1062, 1065 Johann Sebastian Bach; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 2
1995 Messe in h-moll, BWV 232 Johann Sebastian Bach; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
1995 Complete Cantatas, Volume 1 Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 2
1995 Concertos Brandebourgeois No. 1, 2, 3 & 5 Johann Sebastian Bach; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
1996 Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) Antonio Vivaldi; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Andrew Manze, Ton Koopman 3
1996 Complete Cantatas, Volume 2 Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 2
1997 4 Orchestral Suites Bach; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
1997 Complete Cantatas, Volume 5 Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 2
1997 Membra Jesu Nostri Buxtehude; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
1998 Complete Cantatas, Volume 7 Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 2
1998 Complete Cantatas Volume 6 Johann Sebastian Bach; Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra 1
1999 Simply Baroque Johann Sebastian Bach, Luigi Boccherini; Yo‐Yo Ma, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 2
1999 Complete Cantatas, Volume 8 Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 1
2000 Simply Baroque II Bach, Boccherini; Yo‐Yo Ma, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 3
2001 Symphonies nos. 39 & 40 Mozart; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
2001 Complete Cantatas, Volume 11 Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 2
2001 Complete Cantatas, Volume 12 Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 2
2002 Symphonies nos. 25, 31 "Paris" & 41 "Jupiter" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 2
2003 6 Concerti Armonici Van Wassenaer; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
2003 Cantatas, Volume 14 J.S. Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 1
2004 Vivaldi’s Cello Antonio Vivaldi; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Yo‐Yo Ma, Ton Koopman 4
2004 Brandenburg Concertos 4-6, BWV 1049-1051 / Orchestral Suite no. 2, BWV 1067 J.S. Bach; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, Jean-Pierre Rampal 1
2004 Cantatas, Volume 15 J.S. Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 1
2005 Cantatas, Volume 9 J.S. Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 1
2005 Symphonies: 250th Anniversary Edition Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
2007 Opera Omnia II, Vocal Works 1: Wacht! Euch Zum Streit Gefasset Macht (Das Jüngste Gericht) Dieterich Buxtehude; Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Choir 1
2007 Opera Omnia V: Vocal Works 2 Dietrich Buxtehude; Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Choir, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra 1
2008 Opera Omnia VII Vocal Works 3 Dieterich Buxtehude; Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Choir, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra 1
2008 Dialogue Cantatas I Johann Sebastian Bach; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 1
2009 New Year's Day Cantatas Johann Sebastian Bach; Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Choir 1
2009 Whitsun Cantatas Johann Sebastian Bach; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Choir, Ton Koopman 1
2011 Opera Omnia XI, Vocal Works 4 Dieterich Buxtehude; Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Choir, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra 1
2011 Opera Omnia XIV, Vocal Works 5 Dieterich Buxtehude, Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Choir, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra 1
2012 Opera Omnia XVI-Vocal Works: Membra Jesu Nostri Dieterich Buxtehude; Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Choir, Siri Karoline Thornhill, Dorothee Wohlgemuth, Patrick Van Goethem, Jörg Dürmüller, Klaus Mertens 1
2013 Opera Omnia XVII, Vocal Music 7 Dieterich Buxtehude; Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Choir 1
2014 Opera Omnia Dieterich Buxtehude; Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Choir 1
2015 Motets à double chœur Marc‐Antoine Charpentier; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
Cantatas, Volume 17 J.S. Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman 1
Complete Cantatas, Volume 4 Bach; The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Ton Koopman 1
Opera Omnia XX, Vocal Works 10 Dieterich Buxtehude; Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Choir, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra 1
Organ Concertos Op. IV & Op. VII Handel; Ton Koopman, The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra 1
Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248 Johann Sebastian Bach; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Amsterdam Baroque Choir, Ton Koopman 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Brandenburg Concertos nos 1-3, BWV 1046-1048 / Concerto for Flute in E minor, BWV 1059 & 35 J.S. Bach; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Orchestre de chambre Jean-François Paillard, Jean-François Paillard 1
2006 Cantatas: 24 Highlights from the Complete Edition Johann Sebastian Bach ; Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir 1

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