The ensemble, which performs in costume, has given concerts in Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Europe, and has performed on CBC radio and TV. During its 20th anniversary year (1988), it set up its first concert series performed in Montreal churches. At the 1990 Festival international de Lanaudière, it presented a program of music from the court of Francis I. The ensemble has acquired over 300 early string, wind, and percussion instruments (some of them rare originals, others replicas, a collection considered one of the most important in Canada; see Instrument collections). The ensemble published a quarterly review, Carnet musical, 1971-5. Michel Desroches was publisher and Jean-Pierre Pinson editor. In 1971, the Éditions de l'Ensemble Claude-Gervaise published a duo for recorders - a fragmentary manuscript held at Saint-Gall, Switzerland.
Author Yves Chartier
L'Ensemble Claude-Gervaise chante l'amour et la guerre: Gervaise - traditional. 1977. Solo SO-25510
'Jouissance vous donneray': Praetorius - Des Prés - Gervaise - et al. 1981. Pro-Culture PPC-6013
Musique au temps de Léonard de Vinci / Music in the Age of Leonardo da Vinci: Fogliano - Ambrosio - et al. 1987. Musica Viva MV-1022
Noëls de la Renaissance: Moderne - Martin - et al. 1988. SNE 551 (CD)
La Rencontre: Leclerc - Vigneault - Léveillée. 1982. Pro-Culture PPC-7004
Tout l'monde est malheureux: arr of songs by Vigneault. 1976. Solo SO-25503
See also Discography of J. Labrecque
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