Ensemble Vocal Lausanne
Symphony Music, Vocal music, Church music, Baroque music
Founded by Michel Corboz in 1961, the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne is made up of vocal and musical personalities selected by its conductors. The Ensemble consists of a core of young professionals which can be supplemented by other choral singers of a high standard and young singing students, according to the nature of the work being performed. It tackles an extremely wide repertory that covers the history of music from the early Baroque (Monteverdi, Carissimi) to the twenty-first century (Poulenc, Honegger, Frank Martin, Schnittke, etc.).
The EVL is a regular and enthusiastically acclaimed guest in Switzerland and abroad. It performs at La Folle Journée in the Pays de la Loire, Nantes, Bilbao and Tokyo, and in many Swiss and foreign festivals and concert seasons. In addition to its guest appearances with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, it collaborates with the Sinfonietta de Lausanne, the Quatuor Sine Nomine, Les Cornets Noirs, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Sinfonia Varsovia.
Its discography, released on the Erato, Cascavelle, Aria Music, Avex and Mirare labels, has earned it a worldwide reputation. Some thirty of these recordings have won awards, among them the Mozart Requiem which received a ‘Choc du Monde de la Musique’ in 1999, the Fauré Requiem (‘Choc’ of the year 2007 in Le Monde de la Musique) and the Gounod Requiem (‘Choc’ Classica 2011).
The Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne receives support from the État de Vaud, the Ville de Lausanne, the Loterie Romande, the Fondation Leenaards, the Fondation Marcel Regamey, the Fondation Fern Moffat, the Fondation Sandoz, the Société Académique Vaudoise, fondation Pittet and the Association des Amis de l’EVL.