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Choeur de Chambre de Namur

Belgium's Choeur de Chambre de Namur ("Namur Chamber Choir") has a large repertory of choral standards but has focused especially on historical performances of early music. The group has a large repertory of recordings, many of them made for the Ricercar label. The Choeur de Chambre de Namur was founded in 1987 in Namur, Belgium, by the Center for Choral Singing of the Communauté française de Belgique ("French Community of Belgium"). The group receives some government funding but has been successful in drawing audiences and generating album sales almost from the beginning. For a time, the choir favored music from Belgium's Wallonia region, such as Orlande de Lassus and André Grétry, but soon, its repertory broadened. The choir's size varies from 12 to 32 singers, according to the requirements of the music being performed. The Choeur de Chambre de Namur has always welcomed guest conductors, including such leading lights of the historical performance movement as Christophe Rousset, Jordi Savall, and Marc Minkowski. In its first years, the group has a sequence of conductors that included Pierre Cao, Denis Menier, Olivier Opdebeek, and Patrick Davin. In 2002, Jean Tubéry became conductor; he was succeeded in 2010 by Leonardo García Alarcón. In 1993, the Choeur de Chambre de Namur made its recording debut, joining the instrumental group La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy for a performance of Handel's Messiah on the Astrée label. In the late '90s, the group made several recordings on the Cypres label, including one of Paul Uy's Choral pour la Paix in 1996. Although the choir is oriented toward Baroque music, it has a large repertory extending forward to the contemporary era. In 2000, the group made a critically acclaimed recording of Benoît Mernier's Missa Christi Regis Genitum. The Choeur de Chambre de Namur has collaborated with leading early music instrumental ensembles, including Les Agrémens, La Petite Bande, and the Ricercar Consort. The group is closely associated with the ensemble Les Agrémens. It has also appeared with prominent modern-instrument groups such as the Royal Flanders Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Lille, and the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège. In 2003, with In dulci jubilo... Deutsche Barock Weinacht, the choir made its first recording for the Ricercar label. It has remained associated with that label, although it has also recorded for Ambronay, Alpha, and Aparte, among other labels. By 2023, when the Choeur de Chambre de Namur released an album on Alpha featuring Mozart's Requiem in D minor, K. 626, and Giovanni Paisiello's Mass for the Coronation of Napoleon, the group's recording catalog comprised some 50 items.
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