Robert Ingari

 

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Robert Ingari is an associate professor and director of choral activities at Université de Sherbrooke, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, where he has developed a unique and innovative French-speaking masters degree program in choral conducting. He is also the artistic director of l’École d’été de chant choral (Summer Choral School), a week-long summer choral intensive where his students, joined by choristers from around Quebec, study, prepare and perform choral repertoire of all styles and periods. He is also the artistic director the l’École d’été de Université de Sherbrooke, the l’Ensemble vocal de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Since January 2011, Robert Ingari has been the artistic director of  Le Choeur de chambre du Québec, a  17-voice professional ensemble devoted to creating, performing  and recording choral settings of French texts, including those by Robert Ingari as well as composers from the French-speaking and English-speaking communities in Canada. From 2007 to 2011 he was the director of the choral workshop at the Music Academy of the Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée, Quebec.

Chanson d’automne    by Robert Ingari 


SATB  a cappella    $2.25    CP 1189
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:00

Chanson d’automne is the beautiful sister piece to “Soleils couchants” .  Robert has given evocative impressionistic settings to the Paul Verlaine poetry.  The Vancouver Chamber Choir toured with these two pieces in 2012.


Soleils couchants    by Robert Ingari 


SATB  a cappella    $2.35    CP 1168
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:00

Soleils couchants is a four-part a cappella setting of one of Paul Verlaine’s most famous poems from the collection Poèmes saturiens published in 1866. In his setting of this poem, Robert Ingari uses a simple form where the alto melody accompanied by a vocal ostinato in the soprano, tenor and bass alternates with a four-part section where the melody is taken by the sopranos. The rhythmic repetition of the ostinato creates a background for the melancholic melody of the altos.    


Dona Nobis Pacem    by Robert Ingari 


SATB  with piano or strings    $2.25    CP 1249
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 4:40

This is a lovely setting of the timeless text “Grant Us Peace”. Choirs from High School to University will appreciate the long intuitive vocal lines.


O lumière bienheureuse by Robert Ingari 


SATB  a cappella    $2.35    CP 1447
(see the score while you listen)  duration -4:15

O most blessed light, fill the inmost heart of your faithful. Robert’s prayer really shines!


Psalm 23 (the Cantata)    by Robert Ingari 


SATB  and soloists and strings    $10.25    CP 1323
(see the score while you listen)  7:30

The timeless text of comfort and assurance is given exquisite craft and artistry in a tonal language both intuitive and contemporary. This Cantata is in 5 movements for SATB chorus, soprano and tenor soloists and string orchestra. Listen to this very fine recording. Duration = 24 minutes.


Vient le jour by Robert Ingari 


SATB  a cappella and cello    $2.50    CP 1414
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 4:15

This is some of Robert’s finest handiwork. Please give a listen.


 

Originally active in the Montreal region, Robert Ingari was assistant professor and coordinator of the choral department at the Schulich Music School of McGill University until 2008. He was also artistic director of Le Chœur du Musée d'art de Joliette, Le Chœur classique de Montréal, Le Chœur de la Montagne of Belœil, Quebec as well as Le Chœur symphonique de Sherbrooke. For several years, Robert Ingari has devoted himself to the composition of choral works of which several are published by Cypress Choral Music. His most recent work is Cantate en trois lieux for chorus, soloists and orchestra premiered on February 24, 2013 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the music department at Université de Sherbrooke. His Three psalms for mixed chorus and marimba, featuring his colleague Mario Boivin appear on his CD « Sacred Choruses - Chœurs sacrés » as well as his Psalm 23 and Dona Nobis Pacem, both for chorus and string orchestra.