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Belgian countertenor Patrick Van Goethem, was educated in the baroque field by Paul Esswood, Julia Hamari and Andreas Scholl. He is a frequently requested concert-singer, working as soloist with conductors such as Peter Neumann, Gustav Leonhardt, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Reinhard Goebel, Helmuth Rilling, Edward Higginbottom, Pierre Cao, and Ebbe Munk. In 2004 he recorded Bach's Ascension Oratorio and Easter Oratorio (BIS-SACD-1561) with the Bach Collegium Japan, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki.

Recent engagements included concerts in the prestigeous Bachwoche Ansbach 2005, with the Ensemble De Profundis (conductor Peter Kooy) as part of the Bach Year 2005 and a concert with Frieder Bernius (Barockorchester Stuttgart) during the Göttinger Händelfestspielen. In April 2005, he made his American debut with the American Bach Soloists (Jeffrey Thomas) in Bach's Magnificat and Easter Oratorio followed by Bach's Mass in B minor with The Washington Bach Consort (Reilly Lewis).

He has appeared at festivals such as Festival Van Vlaanderen, Oude Muziekfestival Utrecht, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Festliche Tage Alter Musik Knechtsteden, Händelfestspiele Halle, Händelfestspiele Göttingen, Bachfest Leipzig, Alte Musik Festival Dresden, London Bach Festival, and Musica Antiqua Brugge.

In addition to his career as a concert singer, Patrick Van Goethem regularly performs with his ensemble The Flanders Baroque Consort.

For more information please visit his website www.patrickvangoethem.com.

Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
BACH, J.S.: Easter Oratorio / Ascension Oratorio BIS
Choral - Sacred

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