For 25 years Ensemble Caprice has been known for the innovative spirit it breaths into baroque repertoire. In addition to their concerts in Montreal, the orchestra undertakes several tours every year – an impressive accomplishment, with dozens of concerts given in Quebec, Canada, USA, Europe, and Asia.
Ensemble Caprice has performed twice Bach’s eternal masterpiece the Mass in b minor with the Ottawa Bach Choir in Toronto and Ottawa. The performances received enthusiastic reactions as highlighted by the review in the Ottawa Citizen:
“There was superlative playing from the orchestra, including masterful flute obbligato by Maute, and virtuoso turns by the trio of natural trumpets. A highlight was the splendid Quoniam, with Louis-Pierre Bergeron playing his curly pug-tail of a Baroque horn and backed by two amiably chattering bassoons (some of Bach’s most imaginative instrumentation).”
Read the whole review
Listen to Frédéric Lambert’s review about our latest recording Chaconne – Voices of Eternity broadcast on Medium Large with Catherine Perrin.
Don’t miss our latest CD, Chaconne – Voices of Eternity, which is slated to come out on October 19th. This is our 18th recording and will appear on the Analekta label. The chaconne has fascinated composers throughout the centuries and this musical form has given rise to many magnificent works. Caprice offers you here an original compilation of chaconnes that have inspired us over the years!
This video clip was recorded during the 2014 Montreal baroque Festival.
This coming Saturday, May 30th at 4:00 p.m., don’t miss the concert Ensemble Caprice will play in Saint-Lambert as part of the Festival Classica. This concert will include performances of the Brandenburg Concertos featuring, for the first time in North America, a horn soloist in the second concerto. The concert will take place in the Saint-Lambert United Church, 85 Desaulniers Boulevard.