Ben Strik

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Ben Strik (1924), or Father Ben Strik, was known in Dutch as "De Zingende Pater" ("The Singing Father"). In the 70s he started with church services in Beverwijk in the North of Holland and eventually he went all over The Netherlands with it under the name "Die Aaghten Cantorij". The money made from donations and the release of records went to the "Brasil op Weg" foundation that funded projects for water wells, to volunteers that went to help in areas with leprosy and to agricultural co-operations in Brazil. More choirs joined Strik's initiatives to support these projects. He worked with choirs in Dutch villages and cities like Wognum, Utrecht and Tilburg. In his sermons he was always very straight forward against injustice and poverty in the world. Against all rules, Ben Strik was married to Vera Strik, and Strik was always firmly against celibacy. In a newspaper interview, Strik once said, quote: "The church looks at a married priest as a male prostitute". He died on Wednesday, the 12th of March 2014 at the age of 91.
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Ben Strik Discography Tracks

Albums

6401 078 Ben Strik | Die Aagthen Cantorij Ben Strik | Die Aagthen Cantorij - Amazoñia(LP) Philips 6401 078 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
6810 588 Ben Strik | Die Aagthen Cantorij Ben Strik | Die Aagthen Cantorij - Pacifica(LP, Album) Not On Label 6810 588 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
6812 124 Ben Strik | Die Aagthen Cantorij Ben Strik | Die Aagthen Cantorij - Amizade(LP, Album) Not On Label 6812 124 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6812 758 Ben Strik Colheita De Café(LP) Brasil Op Weg 6812 758 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6810 190 Ben Strik, Die Aagthen Cantorij Ben Strik, Die Aagthen Cantorij - Brasil In Vaart(LP, Album, Gat) Not On Label 6810 190 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6802 904 Pater Ben Strik* Brasil Op Weg(LP) Not On Label 6802 904 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6802 371 Ben Strik De Mystiek van Het Kind(7", EP) Not On Label 6802 371 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version

Compilations

106.823 E Ben Strik Brasil Cantando(7", Comp, Mono) Don Bosco 106.823 E Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version