Joop Boerstoel

dirigent, conductor

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Last update :  December 15, 2023

On Saturday evening, November 18, Joop Boerstoel from Vorden musically celebrated his 25th anniversary as chief conductor of Symfonisch Blaasorkest Gaanderen, together with the orchestra, soloists and more than 650 enthusiastic concertgoers. They had come to schouwburg Amphion.

Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau

As a total surprise to everyone, halfway through the concert presenter Marlies Claasen invited Mayor Marianne Besselink of the Municipality of Bronckhorst to come to the stage and speak. She addressed the jubilee conductor and praised him for his great commitment as a versatile musician. Among other things in the role of conductor, workshop leader, expert and advisor. Regionally, nationally and even worldwide. For decades Joop Boerstoel has made a very valuable contribution to the development of serious wind music, according to the mayor. The fact that, as a professional, he does this for a considerable part selflessly and in his spare time is even more remarkable and deserves all the more appreciation, she said. At the end of her speech, the mayor was therefore pleased to have the honor of appointing Joop Boerstoel Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau in the name of the King. This was followed by a prolonged standing ovation from the audience.


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