Because of his studies at the Lemmensinstitute in Leuven and the Musical Highschool in Maastricht
he was able to taste from all styles. Still he prefers the romantic period with composers such as
Max Reger, Joseph Rheinerger , César Franck, etc.
Finding a compromise between solist and conductor is making music with a chamber orchestra
as in a.o. Concerto in C for organ and orchestra by J. Haydn, or Concerto in F for organ and orchestra
by G.F. Handel, Concerto in B by J. Stanley, etc.
Also the combination of a harmonic orchestra and organ is well known by Tom.
One has been able to witness this on several occasions.
Tom Hoornaert has a weakness for choir music. This explains his regular cooperation with several
choirs. Not only as conductor but also as organist. His flexibility as a choir leader is partly a
consequence of his very young presence in the choir world in this function.