The eight-member male vocal group Ensemble Vox Cantoris is dedicated to preserving the musical heritage of a sacred vocal repertoire, both monodic and polyphonic, that encompasses the early Middle Ages through the 19th century. Here they join their voices in a program of sacred music in both Latin and the vernacular from the late 17th through early 19th centuries (Te Deum, Stabat Mater, the Kyrie and Gloria from Henri du Mont's Messe Royale). The 13 vocal selections are interspersed with solo organ interludes performed on the historic 1820 instrument at Saint-Chaffrey in Savoy. This CD received a top rating of five tuning forks from Diapason and four stars from Le Monde de la Musique.
"One is struck by the intelligence with which the singers each exercise their flexibility (decoration, development of a word) without departing from a general harmony.... Vox Cantoris seems to reconnect with a time when singers were all 'composers'."—Diapason