La Scola Metensis is a vocal ensemble of four to ten male and female a cappella singers. It is an offshoot of the Centre d’Études Grégoriennes of Metz (Metz Centre of Gregorian Studies) which has been in charge of research, education and distribution of Gregorian Chant in its original Messin form from 1976. It also performs other predominantly liturgical repertoires from the extensive era of the Middle Ages: paleochristian chants, tropes, sequences and the first polyphonies, compositions by Leo IX and Hildegard von Bingen, cantigas by Alphonse le Sage, and so on.
In association with the “Arsenal de Metz,” a national cultural venue, the ensemble has been performing there for the season of “Musique Ancienne” (Music of Old) since 1989. It also performs in France and neighbouring countries. From year to year, constantly offering new programmes, La Scola Metensis highlights the oldest heritage from the “Mémoire Musicale de la Lorraine” (Lorraine’s musical legacy). Through its vocal and stylistic work, the ensemble puts into practice the results of current research into the mediaeval repertoire and takes part in improving the performance thereof.
La Scola Metensis receives funding from the City of Metz, Moselle General Council and Lorraine Regional Council.
La Scola Metensis est un ensemble vocal de quatre à dix chanteurs et chanteuses a cappella....