Founded by conductor Ton Koopman in 1992, the Amsterdam Baroque Choir is widely praised because of its rare combination of textural clarity and interpretative flexibility. The Amsterdam Baroque Choir made its debut during the Festival of Early Music in Utrecht performing the world premières of both the Requiem and Vespers by Biber. The recording of both of these works won the Cannes Classical Award for the best performance of 17th/18th century choral music.
Major recognitions for later recordings include a Gramophone Award, a Diapason d'Or, a BBC Award, two ECHO Klassik Awards and two Edison Awards. All new CD’s and DVD’s by Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir are published by Antoine Marchand, a sub-label of Challenge Classics.
The latest releases include all 22 boxes of Bach’s Cantatas, Bach’s St. Matthew and St. Marcus Passions (on CD & DVD), the first sixteen volumes of the Buxtehude Opera-Omnia Edition and Bach’s Musical Offering.
Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir are regular guests at the major concert halls of Europe, the United States and Asia.
In 1993, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir made its first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion under the baton of Ton Koopman.