Polyphonic music of the Renaissance for five men’s voices

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Thomas Tallis (1505 – 1585)


Cipriano de Rore (ca. 1515 – 1565)


Matteo Flecha (1481 – 1553)



Juan Vasquez (ca. 1500 – ca. 1560)

Gentil Senora mia

Thomas Tallis (1505 – 1585)

Adoramus te

Henry Purcell (1659 – 1595)

Miserere mei


Polyphonic music of the Renaissance for five men’s voices

Wednesday August 6th – 17:00 – Benoît’s Sawmill


The Calisto ensemble

The young Calisto ensemble is composed of five singers. Five low-register voices, five “equal voices”, as they were then called, yet, five different voices ranging from bass to countertenor.

The repertoire of the Calisto ensemble covers all the aspects of the music of the Renaissance, a period both rich and troubled that witnessed a revived interest in classical antiquity, the conquest of the New World, as well as wars of religion.

The Calisto ensemble also indulges in original adventures, asking Greek composer Alexandros Markeas to contribute a new work for its Advent programme, or performing in Marseilles’ best restaurants as part of Mars en Baroque 2014.
Benoit Dumon countertenor

Benoit Dumon studies at the Marseilles Conservatoire National de Région with André Rossi, graduating with a first prize for organ. He appears in many festivals as a soloist or accompanist. He is vice-president of the “Rencontres Musicales de Cassis”
Rémi Beer Demander tenor

Rémi Beer Demander studies at the Toulouse Conservatoire National de Région also obtaining a BA in art history. He then enters the Paris Conservatoire Supérieur de Région and Laurence Equilbey’s Jeune Chœur de Paris.

He is Corydon in Martin Gester’s production and, in 2012, Obajah at Aix en Provence.
Daniel Marinelli baritone and alto

Daniel Marinelli studies the tuba, musical theory, harmony and counterpoint at the Marseilles Conservatoire National de Région. In 1983 he obtains a BA in musicology at Aix. He studies early music at the Toulouse CEPMA. He performs as soloist in many concerts of early or romantic music, and also contributes to contemporary creations.
Jean-Bernard Arbeit baritone-bass

First studying singing with F. Jeser at Mulhouse, Jean-Bernard Arbeit furthers his training with master classes by M. Gester, J. Feldman, M. Habela.

He performs with a number of ensembles : Akademia, Arsys, Les Éléments, the Jacques Moderne Ensemble and Le Chœur de Chambre Suisse; he contributes to most prestigious festivals : Ambronay, Beaune, La Chaise-Dieu, Sablé, Lucerne…