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Willem Ceuleers was born in Watermaal-Bosvoorde (near Brussels) in 1962, and studied at the conservatories in Antwerp, Brussels and Mechelen He is an all-round musician and has participated in the recording of numerous CD�s, as organist, singer, harpsichordist and composer. He earned himself a reputation as a bass singer in the Huelgasensemble (dir. Paul van Nevel) and the Capilla Flamenca, to name but two. As a composer he is at home in many different styles, but is best known for his compositions in the traditional style of the Flemish polyphonists. His composition Nomen mortis infame, figures on the CD �Les sommets de la polyphonie� (2006) alongside Tallis� fortypart motet Spem in alium (HMC 801954). He is a co-founder of the Antwerps Collegium Musicum, Most of Willem�s compositions are liturgical and often have their origin in a specific celebration. Willem served the Capella of Sint-Carolus-Borromeus (Antwerp) between 1997-1999 as chapel master and together with Kurt Bikkembergs was chapel master of the Cathedral of Brussels from 2002-2004. His career as a church-organist began in 1978 and he became first organist in Sint-Catharinakerk of Sinaai in 1992. Between 2004 and 2006 he was official advisor when the new organ was built in Antwerp�s Protestant Church (Bexstraat). In 2006 he left Sinaai for Brussels where he is currently organist for Saint Lambertus Church in Laeken with responsibility for both the Flemish and French liturgies as well as the maintenance of their very beautiful organ. He also organises monthly organ concerts there.