“Conducted by Joël Suhubiette for over 15 years, the Ensemble Jacques Moderne inherited his name from a XVIth century music publisher & composer from Lyon. The Ensemble Jacques Moderne is hence highly interested in defending early music interpretation. It explores a wide range of the vocal repertoire, both sacred and profane, from the Renaissance to the beginnings of the Baroque.
While interpreting major works from the Baroque repertoire and especially the numerous works from Johann Sebastian Bach (Mass in B minor, St John Passion, Motets, Cantatas…) but also those from the prestigious predecessors of the Leipzig Kantor (Geistliche Chormusik and Musikalische Exequien by Schütz, Israelsbrünnlein by Schein and Buxtehude’s Cantatas), the Ensemble Jacques Moderne is not neglecting the rich heritage from the French and European Renaissance.
The enthusiasm from the artists, the public and the press, as well as its large discography confirm that the Ensemble Jacques Moderne has found an appropriate tone both for the Renaissance polyphony (Mouton, Guerrero, Victoria, Morales, Lejeune...) and the Baroque repertoire (Bassano, Gagliano, Carissimi, Buxtehude, Bach, Purcell...). Its tone, its purity and tune, unanimously praised by the media have enabled the Ensemble Jacques Moderne to find a special place within the French choir landscape.
The specificities of some programs have led the Ensemble to expand to an «oratorio» set-up. The Ensemble Jacques Moderne has just completed a tour of the famous King Arthur by Purcell in several key concert halls in France. In a similar approach, together with the Choeur de Chambre Les éléments, the Ensemble has performed the Vespro della Beata Vergine by Monteverdi and the full Motets by Bach in several French and European festivals. Those performances have enabled the Ensemble Jacques Moderne to interpret a large repertoire and, more than ever, to justify its «variable» form.“
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