Ensemble Kô

Montréal, Québec
  • Performer


Made up of twenty trained singers, passionate about polyphonic singing, Kô was founded in 2006 by the conductor Tiphaine Legrand and the composer François-Hugues Leclair. The variety of its repertoire is based on the shared dynamics between ancient and contemporary music. The ensemble is now in residence at the Quebec branch of the Canadian Music Centre, after a four year in residence at the Gesù — Centre de créativité. The ensemble has recorded two albums. Les siècles des siècles (Productions Le Lab, 2014), with Les Cordes l’Orchestre Symphonique de l’Agora; focusing on the polarities between English and French Renaissance music and their ramifications on our current era. And Tu es musique (Productions Le Lab, 2015), music inspired by North American poets from Anne Hébert and St-Denys-Garneau to Gary Snider and Joséphine Bacon, influenced by Navajo and Italian madrigals by Jacque Acdelt with the help of five Montréal composers and Ziya Tabassian on percussion.


Web Resources


  • Opera for 6 soloists and a chorus — 7 musicians and tape
    • Music: Kristin Norderval
    • Libretto: Naomi Wallace
    • Stage direction: Pauline Vaillancourt
    Montréal • New York City
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