Medieval music, music of today
From Middle Ages to nowadays
From Gregorian chant to Notre-Dame of Paris School
From Saint-Martial de Limoges School and courtly lyric to contemporary music
Created in Limousin in 2005, Ensemble Beatus is dedicated to the study and dissemination of musical works from the Middle Ages, mainly in the context of the live performance, with a predilection for the repertoire of monastic chant (Gregorian chant) the first polyphonies of Saint Martial de Limoges and the courtly lyrics of the Limousin troubadours (12th and 13th centuries)
The artistic objectives of Ensemble Beatus are multiple:
- Search and restitution of repertoires of medieval music from handwritten sources (Gregorian chant, early polyphonies, St Martial de Limoges, Lyrique Courtoise ...) in collaboration with internationally renowned researchers and musicologists such as Jean-François Goudesenne, Guillaume Gross, Denis Hüe.
- Beatus also has as ambition the diffusion of musical works of the Middle Ages in a contemporary perspective. Approach to these repertoires in their relationship with interdisciplinary artistic creation (theatrical, dance, literary, plastic).
- The ensemble offers concert programs where contemporary music and medieval music meet in the same state of mind with composers such as Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, Pascal Zavaro, Madeleine Isaksson.
- The meeting between Oriental and Occidental Musics to seek the roots of a common language.
A journey through three millenial musical traditions: the Gregorian chant, the Persian chant, the Byzantine chant
Feat. Cie Brumachon - Lamarche
The meeting between the great choregrapher Claude Brumachon and the Beatus Ensemble around the theme of time.
How is time born?
How is rhythmic music born?
How does it involve movement?
How this movment come from the elements?
Four dancers and four singers face to face, and together.
Main schedule 2019
Singing course : Voice practice course, Limoges, 03/30 & 31
Concert – Lux lucis : chants to light, Abbaye aux Dames - Cité musicale, Saintes, 04/11
Concert – Lux lucis : chants to light, Saint-Julien, Tours, 04/12
CD release – Lux lucis : chants to light, Bayard, 04/19
Concert – Notre-Dame school, Medieval Music Meeting, St-Omer Cathedral, 06/14
Music & Theater – The mysterious story of Jean-Baptiste's tooth – 07/27 feat. Cyclique Théâtre
Music & Dance – Anachronos (prefiguration) – Meymac's Church - 08/06 feat. Cie Sous la peau (C.Brumachon / B.Lamarche)
Festival – Sept. 14>22 – L'esprit des pierres #6 – Beatus and guests – Limoges – Program available on June
Music & Dance – Anachronos premiere – CCM Jean Moulin, Limoges - 11/05 feat. Cie Sous la peau (C.Brumachon / B.Lamarche)
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