Stadskerk St. Cathrien
Het grote Verschueren Orgel
Collegium Vocale Eindhoven
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Organists and Carillonneurs

Ruud Huijbregts Organist

Ruud Huijbregts studied organ with Hub. Houët and Bram Beekman at the Brabant Conservatory in Tilburg, harpsichord with Gerard Dekker and choral conducting with Jan Boogaarts and Cees Rotteveel. He also followed various courses with, among others, Luigi Tagliavini, Albert de Klerk and Kamiel d’Hooghe (organ) and Joop van Zon (orchestral conducting).

Ruud Huijbregts is active in various fields: as an organist, harpsichordist/continuo player and as a choir conductor.

In 1981 he founded the Eindhovens Vocal Ensemble, now called Collegium Vocale Eindhoven. With this choir he performed many major choral works, including Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passion, Magnificat and Hohe Messe, Monteverdi’s Marian Vespers, Mozart’s Requiem and all of Haydn’s masses. In addition, works by contemporary composers include Toebosch, Maessen, Manneke, Kodaly, Britten and Pärt.

Ruud was conductor of student choir Vokollage from 1995 to 2019.

He also premiered new compositions by, among others, Arjan van Baest (Eindhoven Te Deum 2019) and Gerard Beljon (Planctus cygni 2018/19).

Since 1991 he has been a conductor/organist at the St. Catharinakerk in Eindhoven. He is also the artistic director of the Muziek in de Cathrien concert series (with weekly concerts on Saturday afternoons) and the Collegium Vocale Eindhoven.

He teaches at the Fontys Conservatorium  (AMPA) in Tilburg.

In 2011 he was appointed city organist of Eindhoven.

For more information about Ruud, check out his website: www.ruudhuijbregts.nl.

Organists of the Catharina Church

The organ of the Catharinakerk has been sounding for more than 400 years! Here you will find a list of organists who have played the music in the church in 4 centuries.

Herman Hollanders 1618-1623
Joannes Cocx 1623-1648
Michiel Lauwers 1652
Johan Doesburg 1653-1669
Johan van den Heuvel 1674-1690
Anthoni van Esveld 1690-1703
Johan van Esveld 1704-1741
Hendrik van Esveld 1741-1783
Hermanus Ant. Boox 1783-1841
Hein van der Sande 1841-1903
Pete. W.J.Madlener 1903-1941
Richard Schelleman 1941-1944
Hub. Houet 1945-1990
Ruud Huijbregts 1991-

Rosemarie Seuntiëns Carillonneur

Rosemarie Seuntiëns, born in Klokkendorp Asten, studied classical piano at the Brabants Conservatorium in Tilburg. As a pianist, she forms the well-known comic Opera trio Hu’ hum together with two tenors.

Rosemarie Seuntëns studied carillon at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort with Arie Abbenes. Rosemarie is currently carillonneur of Asten, Eindhoven, Helmond, Roermond and Venray. These jobs offer her many musical challenges and cultural opportunities. In addition to many performances in the Netherlands, Seuntëns gave concerts in Belgium, Germany, France, Ireland, Portugal, the Czech Republic and made several concert tours to the US.

With the aim of promoting the instrument carillon to a large audience, Rosemarie developed ‘Roaming Bells’. An innovative concert formula for traveling carillon with varied music from baroque, classical, jazz, trance to house in daring combinations with orchestra, artists and solo instruments. Rosemarie is currently enjoying great success at home and abroad with this Show Roaming Bells and CD.

Recent Highlights:

  • Concert with the Lancaster Symphonic Orchestra Ohio USA (2008)
  • National Jamboree NL (2009)
  • Annual Christmas Concert Old Market Prague Czech Republic (2011)
  • Concert for Clocks & Electric guitar with guitarist Cor Mutsers (2010)
  • Concert with Symphony Orchestra Tilburg Festival Orchestra Asten (2011)
  • Concert for Queen Beatrix at the Opening Museum Klok en Peel Asten (2012)
  • New Roaming Bells Show 800 yrs – Asten (2012)
  • Canto Ostinato Simeon ten Holt for two grand pianos with traveling carillon with Jeroen and Sandra van Veen – Asten 18 May (2013).

In addition, in 2011 Rosemarie acquired a chapter as a carillonneur in the well-known method for 3 HAVO / VWO ‘TAILOR-MADE MUSIC’. This method allows the students to become acquainted with the carillon and the cultural heritage of this instrument by means of photos, a questionnaire, sound and video for images. More info: www.roamingbells.com.

Rosemarie plays the Philips carillon of Stadskerk St. Cathrien on :

  • Tuesday 12.30 pm: 1.30 pm
  • Friday 4:00 pm: 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 2.25 pm : 2.55 pm Concert Music in the Cathrien (1st Saturday of the month)

Eindhoven City Hall on :

  • Wednesday 12.30 pm: 1.30 pm