Freek is 51 years old, married, the father of three children, and lives in the Hague. He was baptised and raised in the Roman Catholic Church and has also led music in churches of other denominations. He studied organ and piano at the Utrecht Conservatory and then choral conducting under various mentors. He has been a teacher of music at a primary school and high school. In 2016, he founded and continues to conduct “The New Choral Singers”, a choir that sings predominately from the Anglican choral tradition.