Ensemble Jacques Moderne
Vocal music, Chamber music, Church music
The Ensemble Jacques Moderne is based in Tours, in the Centre Region of France, and consists of a vocal and instrumental ensemble. Working on the basis of musicological research, it performs European early music ranging over more than two centuries, from Renaissance polyphony to the zenith of Baroque vocal music. The ensemble was founded forty years ago by the musicologist Jean-Pierre Ouvrard, and has been directed by Joël Suhubiette for more than twenty years.
It divides its activities between the dissemination of unknown and forgotten works, sometimes unpublished, which have featured in several of its recordings, and the interpretation of the repertory of such great masters as Monteverdi, Carissimi, Charpentier, Purcell, Handel and Bach. The ensemble’s most recent recording, Reinhard Keiser’s St Mark Passion, was released on Mirare in 2015.
The ensemble appears in the principal French and European venues, as well as Latin, Asia (La Folle Journée de Tokyo) and most recently in Canada.
The Ensemble Jacques Moderne is an ensemble conventionné with the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles du Centre-Val de Loire and with the Région Centre Val-de Loire. It receives support from the Ville de Tours and the Conseil Département d’Indre-et-Loire. It receives aid for specific projects from the SPEDIDAM and ADAMI.
The Ensemble Jacques Moderne is a member of FEVIS and the Bureau Export.