“Rarely a Babylonian confusion of tongues has sounded more harmonious”
Comment from a member of the audience after a concert by choir Babylon
Since 2006, Frederic Voorn is conductor of the Amsterdam chamber choir Babylon. This choir gives concerts frequently and a major portion of its repertoire is dedicated to English, French and Italian music from the 16th and 17th century. In 2014, the choir celebrated its tenth anniversary. Frederic Voorn has composed several works for Babylon.
Already as a student, Frederic Voorn was active as a conductor. He led choirs in Noord- and Zuid-Holland and in Utrecht and conducted several productions (Oklahoma, De Engel van Amsterdam, Salad Days, Vadertje Panov, Lucky Stiff). As a conductor he gave concerts in the Grote Kerk of Naarden, the Stadsschouwburg and the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, the Grote Kerk van Muiden and in the RAI, the Meervaart, the Hermitage and the Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam.
In 2006, Frederic Voorn became conductor of the men’s choir Cantiflora from Hillegom. This four part choir has around 40 members and sings a diverse repertoire with a preference for Russian music. Since 2010, Frederic Voorn is also conductor of The Moclas Singers from Huizen, a mixed choir with a broad choise of repertoire.
With Stichting Eigen Wijs, Frederic Voorn collaborated on several opera productions, like The Fairy Queen and Dido & Aeneaus by Purcell, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte and Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Suor Angelica by Puccini and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Since 2012, Frederic Voorn leads the Media Omroep Koor from Hilversum.