Ensemble La Rota

  • Type of music played: Medieval
  • Type of Ensemble: Chamber ensemble
  • Number of players in group: 3-4
  • Fee range of programs: $3,000-$4,999
State/Province where ensemble is based: 
QC
Name of performers in the ensemble and the instruments they play: 
Sarah Barnes, soprano; Tobie Miller, recorder, hurdy gurdy, soprano; Emilie Brûlé, vielle; Esteban La Rotta, lute, harp, tenor.
Paragraph about the ensemble: 
Winners of the 2006 Early Music America Medieval/Renaissance Competition, Ensemble La Rota specializes in the performance of medieval music in a historically-informed and creative style. Since its inception in 2002, the group has met with praise for its rich sound, instrumental virtuosity, and mastery of medieval improvisation. The four members of this dynamic young group met while students of the Early Music program at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), and have since performed in the most renowned festivals and concert series throughout North America and Europe. La Rota's debut CD, Heu Fortuna: Musique au temps de Philippe IV le bel was released in the fall of 2007 on the ATMA label, and has since received much critical acclaim. A second CD, Come da Lupo: Music of Boccaccio's Florence will be released shortly, also on the ATMA label.
Booking Contact Information
Booking Contact Person: 
Sarah Barnes
Booking Contact Address: 
5145 ave. de Lorimier
Booking Contact City: 
Montreal
Booking Contact State/Province: 
Quebec
Booking Contact Zip/Postal Code: 
H2H 2C1
Booking Contact Country: 
Canada
Booking Contact Email: 
sarahbarnes.soprano@gmail.com
Educational/Outreach add-ons available: 
On request
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13: 
Heu Fortuna : Music at the Time of Philip the Fair; Come da Lupo: Music of Boccaccio's Florence; Domna Amors; Nowell, Nowell
Group Photo (JPEG): 
Audio files: 
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Gillebert de Berneville_ Au Noviau Temps Que Yvers Se Debrise.mp3
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Philippe de Vitry_ Aman Novi_ Heu, Fortuna Subdola_ Heu Me.mp3
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Cantiga A Madre de deus_live.mp3
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Estampie Robertbrigde codex.mp3
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03 Miller_ Estampie Chacun Dit Que Je Folo (Chascuns Dit Que Je Foloi) resave.mp3
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Ensemble's touring schedule for the past three years: 
Discography of the ensemble: 
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