About the album
Antonio Figueroa, tenor | Benoit Le Blanc, baritone
Julien Patenaude, baritone | Philippe Martel, bass baritone
Renaissance, the latest album by the a cappella vocal quartet Quartom, ranges from Gregorian chant to Palestrina. The four talented singers invite listeners to join them on a spiritual journey in this album of sacred vocal music, recorded à St. Esprit Church in Montreal.
Quartom was formed in April 2008, and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. To mark both this occasion and the release of Renaissance, the ensemble will present a concert at the Théâtre Paradoxe on October 14. The exceptional Québécois tenor Antonio Figueroa joins Quartom this year, replacing Gaétan Sauvageau.
Quartom’s discography includes three previous albums: The eponymously titled Quartom was released in 2013 and contains several pieces from the ensemble’s show La bonne nouvelle selon Quartom. Le Noël de Quartom (2014), and Acte III (2016, released on the ATMA label) was hailed by critics for the quality of the ensemble’s performances and the originality of the program.
11O Domine Jesu Christe
12Dominus dixit ad me[Chant grégorien]
13Ave Maria (1604)
14Hodie Christus Natus Est
15Hodie Christus Natus Est [Chant grégorien]
17Ave Maria (C. Harman)
19Ave Maria (1563)
110Regina Cæli [Chant grégorien]
113Resurrexit [Chant grégorien]
114O quam amabilis
115Tantum Ergo [Chant grégorien]
116Dies Irae [Chant grégorien]
117O bone Jesu
118Victimae Paschali laudes [Chant grégorien]
121Ecce nunc benedicite