We regretfully announce the passing of André Dumont on 25 May 2022. André played an important role in the choral scene of Belgium.
Thanks to his support and vision, two Europa Cantat festivals were organized in 1964 and in 1982 in Namur, which would later be referred to as the Capital of Choral Music.
These festivals would respectively lead to the creation of the movement À Coeur Joie International in 1969 and the creation of the International Federation for Choral Music in 1982.
André was Honorary President of À Cœur Joie International and Honorary President of the Choral Federation À Cœur Joie Wallonie-Bruxelles. He was a passionate supporter of choral singing and his contribution to the popularity of choral singing is an inspiration for all of us.
Our most condolences go to his children, family and friends.
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