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Brabant Ensemble, The
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The Brabant Ensemble

The Brabant Ensemble is one of the most highly regarded professional vocal groups specializing in Renaissance polyphony, with a substantial discography including many premiere recordings. It takes its name from the Duchy of Brabant, an area now forming parts of northern Belgium and the southern Netherlands, from which the core of its repertory is drawn. It was founded in 1998 by Stephen Rice in order to perform the so far under-exposed sacred music of the mid-sixteenth century. Since then the ensemble has taken a leading role not only in the rehabilitation of composers such as Nicolas Gombert, Thomas Crecquillon and Pierre de Manchicourt—all of whom it has recorded on Hyperion—but also in the continued exploration of major figures such as Lassus, Palestrina and Josquin. Its first recording of Mouton was Disc of the Week on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review; other albums have been shortlisted for Gramophone Awards four times, and have won similar acclaim internationally.

The Brabant Ensemble is in international demand on the concert stage, having performed in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Slovenia. The Ensemble made its debut at London’s Wigmore Hall in September 2016, and returned there in October 2022 to celebrate the quincentenary of Jean Mouton.


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