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Graduated in music education, sight-reading, chamber music, analysis, singing (with honors), and saxophone (gold medal) at the National Music School (ENM) of Le Mans (France), Evelyne Béché is choirmaster, orchestra conductor, soloist (soprano) and professor of vocal technique and of saxophone.
Evelyne Béché, chef de choeur - Sarthe - Le Mans - chorale Evelyne Béché, chef de choeur, chef d'orchestre  

Excerpt of Credo from Misatango by Martín Palmeri.    
Conductor of the Choir of the University of Le Mans (about 100 singers, sacred repertoire, classic, jazz, negro-spirituals, musics of the world) and of the choir Coro-Favorito, she conducts each year workshops of choral conducting, of choral singing [women choir (3 half-days), male choir (3 half-days),  mixed choir (5 days in July)] and of musical training (singing music theory), workshops of vocal technique, relaxation for preparing singing, she takes part in vocal technique in choirs, and also performs as a soloist (singing and saxophone), accompanied with a piano or an organ by Boris Bouchevreau.



SAXOPHONE


Swimpesy (Scott Joplin).   1st reading of the work. 04/04/2009.
At the piano, Dimitri Negrimovski.


 Another video here.
After having taught saxophone at Intercommunal Musicl School (EMI) of Vallées de la Braye et de l'Anille (St-Calais, Vibraye, Bessé-sur-Braye, France) from 2005 to 2016, at Music school of Loué (Coulans-sur-Gée) from 2008 to 2013, and at University of Maine (Le Mans, France) from 2006 to 2016, she now teaches saxophone in private lessons (adults and children).

quatuor de saxophones EMI, Evelyne Béché, Sainte-Sabine-sur-Longève, 27 juin 2010
Saxophone quartet of the
Intercommunal Music School (EMI) of "Vallées de la Braye et de l'Anille". Evelyne Béché, Théo Joubaut, Vianney Colpleutre, Mathilde Sarrazin, 27th June 2010. Photo: ©Thierry Rouet

Muppet show
Summertime (George Gershwin)
 
Saxophone quartet of EMI with Vianney, Théo and Mathild.
Excerpts of a Cagou's concert at Sainte-Sabine-sur-Longève (Sarthe, France), 27/06/2010

Belle histoire (G. Martin)

Excerpt of concert at Temple (Le Mans, Sarthe, France)
, 09/01/2010.  At the piano: Boris Bouchevreau.

Other version.
 

Excerpt of concert at Neuvy-sur-Barangeon (France), 05/04/2009.
At the piano, Dimitri Negrimovski.

Aria (E. Bozza)

Excerpt of concert at Temple (Le Mans, Sarthe, France)
, 09/01/2010.
At the organ: Boris Bouchevreau.


   
 
CONDUCTOR OF THE CHOIR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LE MANS


  Heilig (F.B. Mendelssohn)
Excerpt of rehearsal, 25/04/2009

Other videos here  and on Youtube .    
Evelyne Béché conducts the Choir of the University of Le Mans (former Choir of the University of Maine) since 1993 (formerly Choeur de l'Université du Maine), with which she has participated in many concerts, accompanied by different institutional orchestras (Orchestra Sinfonietta de Paris, Regional University Orchestra of Caen Basse-Normandie, The European Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Instrumental group of Mayenne (Ensemble Instrumental de la Mayenne in french)) or constituted for a special occasion.

Veni Domine, op. 39 n°1 (F.B. Mendelssohn)


Except of concert of the Choir of the University of Maine (here a women's choir) at church Saint-Lazare (Le Mans, France), 26/04/2009. As a soloist, Manon Béché. At the piano, Dimitri Negrimovski
Surrexit Pastor Bonus - 2nd movement
(F.B. Mendelssohn)

Excerpt of concert at the chapel of Téloché, 03/07/2009. Vocal group of the Choir of the University of Maine. Duett Evelyne Béché and Christelle Brault. At the organ, Boris Bouchevreau.

Evelyne Béché - choirmaster of the Choir of the University of Maine, Le Mans - concert Sillé-le-Guillaume (Sarthe, France) - 24 January 2010
Evelyne Béché, choirmaster of the Choir of the University of Maine -
Concert at the church of Sillé-le-Guillaume,
Sarthe, France (24/01/2010)


News report (LM TV Sarthe) on the concert performed on 24th January 2010.

Excerpts of this news report (Ave Maria by Caccini, Lascia ch'io pianga by Haendel,
interview of Evelyne Béché) and press articles here.


In June 2008, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Choir of the University of Maine, Evelyne Béché conducted the Messa di Gloria by G. Puccini, Abbey of Epau, choir and orchestra.

concert abbey of Epau - Messa di Gloria - Puccini - choir of the University of Maine - Evelyne Béché - choir - Sarthe - Le Mans - France

Photos, excerpts and press article here.



In May and June 2010, Evelyne Béché conducts the Mass of the Armed Man, by Karl Jenkins, gathering the Choir of the University of Maine and the Brassage Brass Band, arranged by the conductor of the brass band,  Mathias Charton.

concert Messe de l'Homme Armé (Jenkins), Choeur de l'Université du Maine, Brassage Brass Band, dirigés par Evelyne Béché, Abbaye de l'Epau, 5 juin 2010
Photo:  ©Isabelle Aubineau

Photos and press articles here.



Excerpt of the Sanctus of the Mass of the Armed Mans by Karl Jenkins (concert of the 30th May 2010, basilica Sainte Clotilde, Paris, France). The Choir of the University of Maine and the orchestra "Brassage Brass Band" conducted by Evelyne Béché. Arrangement for brass and percussion section by Mathias Charton
In October 2011 et avril 2012, Evelyne Béché conducts Ein Deutches Requiem, by Johannes Brahms, version with two pianos, with  the Choir of the University of Maine and Dimitri Negrimovski and Boris Bouchevreau at the pianos.

More here.

Requiem Allemand, Brahms, version 2 pianos, choeur de l'Unviersité du Maine, dirigé par Evelyne Béché. Dimitri Negrimovski et Boris Bouchevreau aux pianos. 15 octobre 2011, abbaye de l'Epau



Excerpt the 6th movement of the Deutches Requiem by Brahms.
In June 2013, she conducts the Gloria by John Rutter, with the Choir of the University of Maine, the Brassage Brass Band and Boris Bouchevreau at the organ.

More here.

concert Gloria de Rutter, Choeur de l'Université du Maine, Brassage Brass Band, dirigés par Evelyne Béché, Dortoir des moines de l'Abbaye de l'Epau, Le Mans, 8 juin 2013
Evelyne Béché, choirmaster and conductor
concert Gloria de Rutter, Choeur de l'Université du Maine, Brassage Brass Band, dirigés par Evelyne Béché, Dortoir des moines de l'Abbaye de l'Epau, Le Mans, 8 juin 2013
The Choir of the University of Maine and the Brassage Brass Band, Boris Bouchevreau at the organ, 8th June 2013. Photos : © Isabelle Aubineau.
concert Gloria de Rutter, Choeur de l'Université du Maine, Brassage Brass Band, dirigés par Evelyne Béché, Dortoir des moines de l'Abbaye de l'Epau, Le Mans, 8 juin 2013
In June 2014, Evelyne Béché conducts the Requiem by Karl Jenkins with the Choeur de l'Université du Maine and a symphonic orchestra. More  here.

concert Requiem de Karl Jenkins, Choeur de l'Université du Maine dirigé par Evelyne Béché, Abbaye de l'Epau, 7 et 8 juin 2014
Requiem by Karl Jenkins - abbey of l'Epau - 7 and 8 June 2014


Confutatis
In June 2015, she conducts at abbey of Epau the Misatango by Martín Palmeri, work for which she had been personnaly invited to sing in an international choir of 320 singers with Choeur de l'Université du Maine and choir Emichante at Carnegie Hall (New-York) in January 2015 (see here).

misatango de Martin Palmeri, direction Evelyne Béché, Choeur de l'Université du Maine, chorale Emichante, 23 mai 2015
Misatango by Martin Palmeri, conducted by Evelyne Béché, 23rd May 2015, Abbey of Epau (Sarthe, France). Choir of the University of Maine, Choir Emichante from the Music school of Saint-Calais, the string quintet of the EMI, Wolfgang Weniger at the bandoneon and Martin Palmeri at the piano.

More here.


Excerpt of Credo.

Wolfgang Weniger, Evelyne Béché, Martin Palmeri
Wolfgang Weniger, Evelyne Béché, Martin Palmeri



SOLOIST



Evelyne Béché has performed as a soloist in: Carmen by Bizet, Te Deum by Charpentier, Magnificat by Bach, Messe basse, Requiem by Fauré and Missa Katharina by de Haan.

Evelyne Béché - soloist - soprano - Sarthe - Le Mans - France

Missa Katharina (J. de Haan)



Excerpt of concert at abbey of Epau, 30/05/2014.

Les berceaux (G. Fauré)


Excerpt of concert at Saint-Saturnin (France), 07/06/2009.
At the piano, Boris Bouchevreau.
Ave Maria (G. Caccini).

Excerpt of concert at Pontvallain (France), 10/05/2009.
At the piano, Dimitri Negrimovski.
Other version with organ on Youtube.
Les chemins de l'amour (F. Poulenc).

Excerpt of concert at Saint-Saturnin (France), 07/06/2009.
At the piano, Boris Bouchevreau.
Surrexit Pastor Bonus, duo (F. Mendelssohn) here.

She also performs as a soloist (singing and saxophone), accompanied at the piano or at the organ by Boris Bouchevreau

Evelyne Béché, recital, soloist, singing, saxophone, Church Saint-Pavin, Le Mans (Sarthe, France), 06 march 2010
Evelyne Béché
 Excerpts of the concert at Temple (Le Mans, Sarthe, France), 09/01/2010. Evelyne Béché (soprano), Boris Bouchevreau (piano):
  • Clair de lune (G. Fauré) - excerpt - Clair de lune - Gabrile Fauré - Evelyne Béché - Boris Bouchevreauhttp://perso.univ-lemans.fr/%7Ecpotel/stage_chant_choral_prieure_Vivoin/Aria_Bozza_Evelyne-Beche_Boris-Bouchevreau_extrait.mp3
  • Sérénade italienne (E. Chausson) - excerpt - Clair de lune - Gabrile Fauré - Evelyne Béché - Boris Bouchevreauhttp://perso.univ-lemans.fr/%7Ecpotel/stage_chant_choral_prieure_Vivoin/Aria_Bozza_Evelyne-Beche_Boris-Bouchevreau_extrait.mp3
  • Ave Marie (G. Caccini) - on youtube.
  • Panis angelicus (C. Franck) - on youtube or  here.
Boris Bouchevreau, pianist, organist, recital, Church Saint-Pavin, Le Mans (Sarthe, France), 06 march 2010
Boris Bouchevreau



PROFESSOR IN SEVERAL MUSIC SCHOOLS

From 2001 to 2003, she worked in New Caledonia as professor of saxophone at the Territorial School of Music in Noumea, and as a choir master of the adult choir "Trade winds" ("les Alizés" in french) and of the children choir. In October 2002, she conducted the St. Cecilia Mass by Gounod, which was performed with "Les Alizés", an orchestra of musicians and soloists of the Sidney Opera (Australia), and with Ludovic Balla as 1st violin at the Paris opera and at the Lamoureux orchestra.

She managed for 15 years the Music School of Val de Vray (St Saturnin, Sarthe, France, now Music School of the Antonnière), where she taught music education, saxophone, choral singing for adults and children, and where she also conducted the orchestra of the school. After her return from New Caledonia and until August 2009, she took over the managing of this school that she created in 1984.

gégé l'étincelle - opera for children - Evelyne Béché She also produced numerous operas for children like Tupac, the child with a condor (Tupac l’enfant au condor) by Etienne Daniel,  The witch's broom cupboard (La sorcière du placard aux balais) by M. Landowsky, Tutti fan frutti, Rodomont and Tranchemontagne by C.H. Joubert,  Moussike by J. Pagot, Museum music (Musée musique) by Etienne Daniel, Portrait of children (portrait d’enfants), The groud, the water, the air and then the fire (La terre l’eau l’air et puis le feu)  by Etienne Daniel, Do not stay alone (Il ne faut pas rester seul) Dragon problem (Problème de Dragon) and a case for spark Gégé (une affaire pour Gégé l’étincelle) by Sandrine Letort, the monster (le monstre) by Yvan Loriller.

From 2005 to 2016, Evelyne Béché teaches vocal technique and conducts the choir Emichante of the Intercommunal Music School (EMI) of Vallées de la Braye et de l'Anille (Saint-Calais, Vibraye, Bessé-sur-Braye, France).
 
Evelyne Béché - Choirmaster - Sarthe - Le Mans - France


The cicada and the ant (La cigale et la fourmi in french) (W.A. Mozart, canon KV 560).


Excerpt of concert at the church of Conflans sur Anille (France), 22/06/2009.
Choir Emi Chante of the Intermunicipal music school of Anille
and Vallée de la Braye.  
At the piano, G. Pellemoine  


In March and April 2011, Evelyne Béché conducts the Misatango (misa a Buenos Aires), by Martín Palmeri: choir Emichante, a string quintet, and with Martín Palmeri (at the piano), coming from Argentina with his bandoneonist Wolfgang Wenigerg
.

misatango de Martin Palmeri, direction Evelyne Béché, chorale Emichante, Bessay-sur-Braye


Photos, excerpts and press articles here.
Misatango de Martin Palmeri, direction Evelyne Béché, chorale emichante, Poncé-sur-le-Loir

misatango de Martin Palmeri, direction Evelyne Béché, chorale Emichante, Bessay-sur-Braye
Evelyne Béché conducting the choir and the orchestra for the misatango, with Martín Palmeri at the piano, 3rd April 2011 at the church of Bessé-sur-Braye (Sarthe, France)

From September 2011 to October 2013, she conducts the choir "Mille Accords" of the Music school Arnage-Mulsanne, and conducts the choirs "Emichante" and "Mille Accords" in the Requiem by Fauré with orchestra (Oct. 2013).

Requiem de Gabriel Fauré, direction Evelyne Béché, chorales Emichante et Mille Accord, Saint-Calais, 12/10/2013
Evelyne Béché conducting the choir and the orchestra, 12th October 2013 at the church of Saint-Calais (Sarthe, France)

Requiem de Gabriel Fauré, direction Evelyne Béché, chorales Emichante et Mille Accord, Saint-Calais, 13/10/2013
Evelyne Béché conducting the choir and the orchestra, 12th October 2013 at the church of Saint-Calais (Sarthe, France)

More here.

Professor of vocal technic and of saxophone at the University of Maine from 2006 to 2016, she conducts the staff's Children choir "Les Cagou's" (about ten children and teenagers aged 8 to 18) from 2007 to 2011More...
Avezzo a vivere (N. Vaccai).

Ave Maria (Ch. Gounod).
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Excerpts of concert at church (église du Pré, Le Mans - France), 14/06/2009.  At the piano, Dimitri Negrimovski. Che gusto è mai questo here.  Rock my soul hereQui peut faire de la voile sans vent here. La chanson de Prévert here.



DISTINCTION

Evelyne Béché is Knight in the Order of Academic Palms (July 2015).