Sébastien Daucé leads Ensemble Correspondances in North American Début at Boston Early Music Festival
Since its formation in 2009, Sébastien Daucé and Ensemble Correspondances have dedicated themselves to the performance of 17th-century sacred music from France, winning acclaim the world over for concerts and recordings of elegance and intensity. The 15 singers and instrumentalists of Ensemble Correspondances make their North American début in a sumptuous program of vocal music composed by Charpentier while residing with his longtime patron, the pious and wealthy Marie de Lorraine, Duchesse de Guise, for whose team of household musicians he wrote his most highly praised works.
North American Début
June 13 - Boston Early Music Festival
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall
These works, which include the Litanies de la Vierge and the Miserere, are masterworks that exemplify Charpentier's influence on the music of the Grand Siècle. The creative genius and intense fervor of this deeply spiritual music display the blend of French and Italian flavors that were his hallmark.
"Ensemble Correspondances is fantastic. They are so utterly immersed in the sound-world of the French Baroque that, at times, it’s easy to forget that you’re listening to 21st century musicians." - MusicWeb