Ensemble Renouveau


Founded in Quebec in 2017, Ensemble Renouveau brings together five friends around the same passion, that of renewing and reclaiming the greatest pages of the classical repertoire. This approach evolves around Simon Desbiens’ arrangements and compositions, which allows each member of the group to bring to the ensemble their own hidden passion or specification. Although, they might all come from a classical training, they like to bring to the table movie soundtracks, French music, pop music, folk music, as well as opera and chamber music. Ensemble Renouveau thus presents to every concert a varied program which is always interpreted in the lyrical style, in a warm atmosphere aiming to make classical music accessible.

The quintet is made up of sopranos Carole-Anne Roussel and Evelyne Larochelle, violinist Jessy Dubé, pianist Bruce Gaulin and cellist Simon Desbiens, the latter being composer and arranger for the group. Most of the members have taken part of programs and acquired higher education in Europe. All of them have acquired experience on the field, performing in their own musical career around Canada, USA, South America, Middle East and Europe. 


Simon Desbiens, cello

Bruce Gaulin, piano 

Evelyne Larochelle, soprano

Carole-Anne Roussel, soprano 

Jessy Dubé, violin




Ensemble Renouveau invites you on a journey through the great operatic pages of the classical repertoire and film music. From Puccini's opera Turandot to the film Les Choristes, they warmly invite you to experience an array of emotions. The concert is aimed at both seasoned music lovers and curious neophytes. From Rachmaninov to Céline Dion, prepare to have your ears filled!

Playlist sur Youtube​ - Du Cinéma à l'Opéra


In a journey that defies the imagination, the five musicians will take you on a magic carpet ride from the Arabian nights to the snow-capped peaks of Scandinavia, over rough pirate-infested seas. You'll hear grandiose opera music, soundtracks from landmark films, nostalgic traditional music and original compositions, not forgetting a slight detour into Quebecois folk music.


Ensemble Renouveau transports young and old alike into the magic of the holiday season. The sweet nostalgia of traditional carols is joined by the virtuosity of Baroque and classical arias, the excitement of film music reminiscent of childhood, the enchantment of a must-see Christmas ballet and the warmth of the Hawaiian sun! The two magnificent sopranos and the breathtaking instrumental trio can't wait to share the joys of Christmas with you!

Playlist sur Youtube - Le Noël de Renouveau


From Disney's Beauty and the Beast to Bizet's opera Carmen, via the musical Starmania and Saint-Saens' opera Samson et Dalila, you're invited to join us on a musical itinerary revolving around... France! In a colorful composition, the musicians explore the milestones of the operatic, popular, traditional and film music repertoires, putting the language of Molière front and center. Folk arias, popular and classical music, opera arias, film scores and original creations: get ready for an extravagant musical panorama!