11th Muséfrem event
For a long time, only church organists and singers were thought to pursue several professional activities (singing not being required in abbey and parish churches on a daily basis), but gradually evidence [...]
Singing the tune (Middle Ages through 21st century)
Singing the tune dates back to late Antiquity and the Middle Ages in centonization. It featured widely in popular songs, canticles, spiritual music and carols, and in fairground shows, singing societies, [...]
Lessons from the Animal Kingdom
The ensemble Les Lunaisiens returns to La Verrière to participate in the La Fontaine en scènes outreach project run by the CMBV since 2019. Arnaud Marzorati and Les Lunaisiens present a grandiose musical [...]
Jeudis musicaux at the Royal Chapel in Versailles 2021 / 2022
The themes shaping the 2021-2022 season are: Les Musiciens de Province , Paris-Versailles-Saint-Cyr, L’Europe baroque and Miroirs . The year starts off with two hitherto unpublished grands [...]
Concerts, stage productions, teaching projects, recordings: the production department encourages the spread of French Baroque music.
Symposiums, study days, seminars, publications, performance practices : the CMBV Research Department is a musicology lab, working in partnership with the CESR and the CNRS.
Sharing knowledge of early music and practical expertise in French baroque music in particular, is one of the key missions of the CMBV.
Education & Culture
The Centre de musique baroque de Versailles designs bespoke local activities and outreach projects, notably for youngsters.
Sheet music, books, CDs and DVDs. The Centre de musique baroque de Versailles offers a variety of publications.
The CMBV has multiple ressources: a specialised library, digital resources, stage set & costume collections, musical instruments, 18 rehearsal rooms, etc.