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SOTTOVOCE ENSEMBLE 

Vocal Quartet

À quoi nous sert votre soutien ?

Les recettes de nos concerts nous permet de défrayer les chanteurs et de payer les musiciens professionnels qui nous accompagnent (pianiste, chanteur supplémentaire).

Votre soutien nous permet de mettre en oeuvre des projets de plus grande ampleur (collaborations musicales, enregistrements de meilleure qualité, enregistrement de disque, tournées, ...

 

L'Ensemble Sottovoce est une organisation non-lucrative de droit français, constitué sous la forme d'une association Loi 1901.
Il ne dispose pas, à ce jour, du droit d'émettre des reçus fiscaux.

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CREATION

They have composed for us

Since its creation in 2011, the Sottovoce Ensemble has the willing to keep an important part of its work upon artistic creation. If the creation can express itself in various context, we particularly like the creation of a piece for their world premiere.

We dedicate this page to all the composers who have trust in us for the first performance of one of their pieces. Thanks a lot to them for this wonderful responsibility. We have a real pleasure to discover a new piece, work upon it and perform it for the first time in public.

Get back to the international collaborations we had in the past years ; thanks to the magic of social medias!

PRESENTATION

Created in 2011, the Sottovoce Ensemble is a vocal quartet which has two main characteristics:

The first one is to be a vocal quartet, and to only have four permanent members.

 

The second one is that the Ensemble is composed by young musicians and singers, aged less than 30.

Short video realized during a reharseal session in July 2016 -

© Raphaël Réales - July 2016.

AT THE BEGINNING, A FUND RAISING FOR AN EDUCATIONAL TRIP.

At the beginning of 2011, Angéline Johnston proposed to three of her friends to create a vocal quartet, in order to realize a fund raising for an educational trip organized in a primary school of Vannes (Britanny, France). The first concert of the Ensemble is organized on April 16th, 2011, at the Church St Vincent-Ferrier in Vannes.

It is the beginning of the adventure for our young singers: they decided to continue this experience after their first concert and created the Sottovoce Ensemble.

A GROWING SUCESS THROUGH THE YEARS.

In July 2011, few months after its first concert, the Sottovoce Ensemble has been invited to open the "Chapels in concert" festival, organized by Auray's tourist office, in Britanny. The Sottovoce Ensemble has made numerous collaborations then, as with the "07 Chapels in Arts" Festival in Guidel (2013), "Festival de la Baie des Caps" in Étables-sur-Mer (2016), Les Musicales de Redon (2017), Les Folles Journées Polyphoniques in the South of France (2018) or the Open Music Festival (2019).

Since 2011, the Ensemble Sottovoce has made more than thirty concerts. Singing in a reduced vocal ensemble is a rather unusual initiative in France, and the Ensemble Sottovoce proposes to their public a new experience, though a large and eclectic repertoire, going to the very begining of the Baroque period until contemporary pieces and creation.

AN ENSEMBLE WHICH ALSO WORKS ON SOCIAL MEDIAS

Downloaded few days after a concert in July 2011, a first recording of the famous "Cantique de Jean Racine", composed by the French composer Gabriel Fauré, has had good results on the Youtube platform, with thousands of views around the world.


One year later, the Sottovoce Ensemble has decided to create its own Youtube channel and downloads several pieces recordings each year. Like this, it has risen its audience and thanks to the social medias, create a community which gave to the Ensemble some amazing opportunities like working with professional soloists or singing unpublished works by living composers.

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MEMBERS

Angéline JOHNSTON

Soprano

Hélène DE SAINT ROMAN

Soprano

Hélène DE SAINT ROMAN

Tristan FOURAULT

Tenor

François LE MER

Bass

Laudine BIGNONET 

Pianist/Mezzo-Soprano 

PROGRAMMES

 

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ETERNAL LIGHT

2020 

1. Tabortuznel, Lajos Bardos (1899-1986)

2. Agnus Dei, Robat Arwyn (né en 1959)

3. For the beauty of the Earth, John Rutter (né en 1945)

4. Adren nol, Robat Arwyn (né en 1959)

5. Pie Jesu, Andrew Lloyd Webber (né en 1948)

6. De torrente in via bibet, extrait du Dixit Dominus - G.F. Handel (1685-1759) 

7. Et in terra pax, extrait du Gloria de Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

8. The Rose, Ola Gjeilo (né en 1978)

9. Ave maria de Caccini, arrangement de Patrick Liebergen (né en 1949)

10. Little Lamb, John Tavener (1944-2013)

11. Madrigal, Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

12. Libera me, extrait du Requiem de Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

13. Enfance ou La Nuit, Nicolas Haezebaert (né en 1994)

14. The Seal Lullaby, Eric Whitacre (né en 1970)

15. Ecce Novum, Ola Gjeilo (né en 1978)

16. Falling in love with you, arrangement de Tristan Fourault

17. Glow, Eric Whitacre (né en 1970)

 

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PARTNERSHIPS/PATRONS

 

BECOME A PATRON!

Each euro given to the Ensemble is used to the development of our musical ensemble.

IT IS ALLOWING US TO DREAM BIGGER

HOW ?

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VIA PATREON

With PATREON, you can bring us a regular support (on a monthly basis). You fully join our community and gets the rewards that we offer to our most loyal supporters : friends, supporter, fan, superfan.

VIA HELLOASSO

With HelloAsso, you can gives us a regular as a punctual support. It allows us to have more funds to pursue our development.

WHAT DO YOU NEED MY SUPPORT ?

FINANCE OUR TOURS.

Because music has no borders, your financial support help us to realize partnerships in France and abroad ; to organize tours in order to meet some great artists, ensembles and composers through the world.

MAKE COLLABORATION TRUE ; FAVOUR ARTISTIC CREATION

Musical meetings are a crucial part of our artistic work. With a more consequent budget, we can consider to meet composers for residence and creations and working with more talented people, musicians, ensembles, artists, ...

REALIZE HIGH QUALITY RECORDINGS

Thanks to your financial support, we can consider working with professional labels and think about a worldwide broadcasting. We can also invest in new material, in order to have better quality videos and audios recordings.

REINFORCE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA STRENGTH

With more substantial financial means, we can accelerate the development of our recordings, and share more largely our work.

SOTTOVOCE ENSEMBLE IN FEW NUMBERS:

MORE THAN 2,300 SUBSCRIBERS

MORE THAN 700, 000 VIEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIAS

The Ensemble Sottovoce has been constituted in France as an non-profit association.

Michel BOSC

French Composer (b. 1963)