Direction Joël Suhubiette
Ensemble Toulousain created in 1997 and composed of 20 to 40 professional singers, the Chamber Choir “Les Elements”, led by its founder Joel Suhubiette, has emerged in a few years as one of the main players in the French choral life. In 2005, he won the Liliane Bettencourt Prize for choral singing awarded by the Académie des Beaux-Arts at the Institut de France, and in 2006, he won the “Ensemble of the Year” award at the Victoires de la Musique classique.
Created in 1997, the choir of chamber elements, led by its founder Joel Suhubiette, is a set of variable geometry composed of professional singers. He has established himself in a few years as one of the main actors of the French choral life. In 2005, he won the Liliane Bettencourt Prize for choral singing awarded by the Académie des Beaux-Arts at the Institut de France, and in 2006, he won the “Ensemble of the Year” award at the Victoires de la Musique classique.
The chamber choir, les elements, interprets contemporary creation and 20th century music, as well as the oratorio and the great choral repertoire of past centuries, and performs on the greatest French stages. In 2005 he was invited by the auditorium of Rome where he performed works by Luciano Berio during the tribute concert that followed the death of the composer. He is also invited to Canada, Lebanon, Spain, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Egypt. Defender of the a cappella repertoire, he wants to be a high-level instrument at the service of creation and creates works by Patrick Burgan, Ivan Fedele, Philippe Hersant, Vincent Paulet, Ton That Tiet, Zad Moultaka, Pierre Adrien Charpy …, performer Harvey , Berio, Messiaen, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Martin, Britten, Hindemith … Joël Suhubiette is also attentive to the restitution of the old repertoire. The chamber choir sang Bach (Mass in si, cantatas, motets), Monteverdi (Vespers to the Virgin), Schütz and Purcell, Mozart, Haydn and several composers of the French Baroque. He also plays several pieces of the French and German romantic repertoire. Occasionally, he joins the ensemble Jacques Moderne from Tours for the baroque double choir repertoire. The ensemble is frequently invited and directed by renowned conductors: Philippe Herreweghe, Emmanuel Krivine, Marc Minkowski, Michel Plasson and Philippe Nahon, and collaborates frequently in his Toulouse season with the Capitole National Orchestra of Toulouse.
The chamber choir, les elements, is a set conventioned by the Ministry of Culture and Communication – Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Midi-Pyrenees; it is approved by the Regional Council of Midi-Pyrénées and subsidized by the Toulouse City Council and the General Council of Haute-Garonne. He has been living in residence since 2001 in Odyssud (Blagnac) and since 2006 at the Abbaye-École de Sorèze. Supported by SACEM, it benefits from the patronage of AtriA Capital Partenaires. He is a member of FEVIS (Federation of specialized vocal and instrumental ensembles).