Sequentia

Ensemble for Medieval Music. Benjamin Bagby, Director

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Sequentia celebrates its 40th anniversary in March 2017
 
 

Contact

E-mail: info@sequentia.org

Representation
(Europe)

Katja Zimmermann
VCzimmermann@gmx.net

Representation
(exclusive of Europe)

Seth Cooper
Seth Cooper Arts Inc.
4592 Hampton Ave.
Montréal, QC, Canada
www.sethcooperarts.com
sethcooper.arts@gmail.com
Tel: 514-467-5052

 

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Soloists' Biographies

Esther Labourdette

Après un cursus complet à la Maîtrise de Radio-France, Esther Labourdette étudie le chant avec Sylvie Sullé et Stéphanie Révidat, parallèlement à des études de Musicologie à Paris 4-Sorbonne. Elle perfectionne sa formation en chant médiéval et renaissance auprès de Katarina Livljanic, Benjamin Bagby, Lucien Kandel, Véronique Bourin, Denis Raisin-Dadre et Francis Biggi et en chant baroque auprès de Julie Hassler, Gabriel Garrido, Rosa Dominguez, Agnès Mellon et Martin Gester.

Elle collabore avec le chœur de solistes Mikrokosmos, le chœur de chambre de Namur, l’ensemble Musica Nova, l’ensemble Candor Vocalis, l’ensemble Territoires du Souffle, la Chapelle-Musique du Val-de-Grâce, l’ensemble Aquilegia et le trio BelaVilo.

Comme soliste, elle se produit dans le répertoire renaissance et baroque avec les ensembles Doulce Mémoire, Les Folies du Temps, I Sospiranti et Le Labyrinthe des Passions, ainsi que dans le répertoire contemporain. En 2012-2013, elle interprète le rôle de la Musicienne dans Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

Upcoming Concerts

11 May 2019
Trollhättan Early Music Festival, Sweden
Beowulf

12 June 2019
Boston Early Music Festival (USA)
Charms, Riddles and Elegies of the Medieval Northlands

16 June 2019
Putney, VT (USA), Yellow Barn Festival
Beowulf

See full concert schedule

 

News

Benjamin Bagby's teaching activities in 2019

In March 2019, Benjamin will give two weekend courses on the solo songs of Philippe le Chancelier (d. 1236). The courses are being hosted by the Centre de Musique Médiévale de Paris. Dates: 9-10 and 30-31 March.
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After retiring from his teaching position at the University of Paris - Sorbonne, where he taught between 2005 and 2018 in the professional masters program, Benjamin Bagby continues to travel widely in 2019 to teach practical workshops for young professionals:

Folkwang Universität der Künste (Essen-Werden, Germany).
Benjamin has joined the faculty of this renowned masters program for liturgical chant performance and medieval music. The dates of his courses in 2019: 5-7 April; 26-28 April; 17-19 May; 30 May–01 June.
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For the second year in a row, Benjamin will teach an intensive course in the 8th International Course on Medieval Music Performance (Besalú, Spain): Songs of the troubadours (for singers and instrumentalists).
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Amherst Early Music Festival (Connecticut College, New London CT) 21-28 July:
An intensive course on the solo cansos of the Occitan troubadours, with a focus on songs from the great Milan songbook Bibl. Ambr. R71 sup. (for singers and instrumentalists).
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