A sensuous and unique instrument, the human voice is our life, connexion and unity. For the last fourteen years the Ensemble Aedes' unique timbre has been electrifying its audiences as the ensemble continues to strive towards a vocal ideal of homogeneity, brilliance and power.
The vocal timbre of the Ensemble Aedes engages the entire body, whence flows its dramatic and deeply lyrical expressivity.
Rigour and fervour are the magic ingredients of the mutual confidence which exists between the Ensemble Aedes’ 17 singers and their founder and director Mathieu Romano.
The Ensemble Aedes works regularly with such prestigious groups as the Orchestre de Paris, Les Siècles, Les Musiciens du Louvre, the Orchestre National de France and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Latvian Radio Choir.
Artist-in-residence at the Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne and the Cité de la Voix in Vézelay, the Ensemble Aedes has performed in many prestigious venues – the Philharmonie de Paris, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Royal Opera of Versailles, the Bordeaux Opera, the Paris Opera, the Opera Comique, Vienna Konzerthaus – and at the Aix-en-Provence, Chaise-Dieu, Besançon, Radio France Montpellier and Grenada festivals.
In 2019 Aedes has been invited to the Paris Opera for 18 performances of Stravinsky’s Les Noces.
It is the extreme and much-acclaimed clarity and precision of the Ensemble Aedes which makes the texts of the poetry we sing accessible to our audiences. French music naturally has pride of place, the ensemble’s cornerstone being the a cappella repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Ensemble Aedes follows its own particular pathway within this vast repertoire, constantly revitalising its approach through a series of original partnerships. The particular aim of the programme NIGHT(S) is to give a cappella singing a multi-sensorial aspect.
This ensemble of 17 professional singers, founded by Mathieu Romano in 2005, has established itself within a decade as one of France’s foremost choirs. Le Figaro
Aedes have proved that they can do it all – both sing and act to perfection. Le Monde
An outstanding family revitalising choral singing. And enthusiasm. Télérama