Testimonials

His compositions resemble him: generous and sensitive

I met Grégory in September 2006 at the Conservatory of Roubaix, he was studying harmony and counterpoint with my colleague Franck Zigante and wanted to be trained as an orchestrator in my class.

His thirst for learning, his musical curiosity and his enthusiasm were as compelling as his personal involvement for studies, he, the atypical self-taught musician, who had felt unjustly rejected by some institutions. He achieved, within a few years, impressive progress, which allowed him to develop his skills, serving his passion: composition.

Since then, despite the geographical distance, a beautiful friendship binds us and I am very touched to see how important music is in his life. I closely follow the evolution of his compositions, which resemble him very much: generous, sensitive, with appealing melodies, a close relationship between text and music, and an unconditional love for counterpoint.

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His compositions resemble him: generous and sensitive

I met Grégory in September 2006 at the Conservatory of Roubaix, he was studying harmony and counterpoint with my colleague Franck Zigante and wanted to be trained as an orchestrator in my class.

His thirst for learning, his musical curiosity and his enthusiasm were as compelling as his personal involvement for studies, he, the atypical self-taught musician, who had felt unjustly rejected by some institutions. He achieved, within a few years, impressive progress, which allowed him to develop his skills, serving his passion: composition.

Since then, despite the geographical distance, a beautiful friendship binds us and I am very touched to see how important music is in his life. I closely follow the evolution of his compositions, which resemble him very much: generous, sensitive, with appealing melodies, a close relationship between text and music, and an unconditional love for counterpoint.

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Anne SECQ-DELECROIX

Pianist and Orchestration Teacher - Conservatories of Roubaix and Lille
20 August 2019

Jo AKEPSIMAS

2 May 2019
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His music is limpid, classical, full of finesse

Greg’s favorite field is liturgical music, and he excels in it. He has a concern for the ritual specifications, to write music that is “in close connection” with the various rites (as requested by Vatican Council II).

He is also concerned to help congregations participate liturgy through singing, while giving a place to the choir. His music is limpid, classical, full of finesse. His instrumental compositions breathe freshness and are a pleasure to listen to!

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His music is limpid, classical, full of finesse

Greg’s favorite field is liturgical music, and he excels in it. He has a concern for the ritual specifications, to write music that is “in close connection” with the various rites (as requested by Vatican Council II).

He is also concerned to help congregations participate liturgy through singing, while giving a place to the choir. His music is limpid, classical, full of finesse. His instrumental compositions breathe freshness and are a pleasure to listen to!

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Jo AKEPSIMAS

Composer - ACCREL
2 May 2019

Claude BERNARD

19 January 2019
Testimonials - The Note Bar - Gregory Notebaert's Composition

His melodies are beautiful, his musical work deserves attention

With Grégory Notebaert I realized several liturgical songs as a lyricist. He understands the rhythm of words and the dynamics of sentences. His melodies are beautiful and are dressed in harmonizations that enhance the singing.

We are preparing together an upcoming CD with hymns of praise. The composition contest in Lyon in 2018, on the theme Laudato si, was a highlight of our collaboration. His musical work deserves attention.

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Testimonials - The Note Bar - Gregory Notebaert's Composition

His melodies are beautiful, his musical work deserves attention

With Grégory Notebaert I realized several liturgical songs as a lyricist. He understands the rhythm of words and the dynamics of sentences. His melodies are beautiful and are dressed in harmonizations that enhance the singing.

We are preparing together an upcoming CD with hymns of praise. The composition contest in Lyon in 2018, on the theme Laudato si, was a highlight of our collaboration. His musical work deserves attention.

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Claude BERNARD

Song Writer - ACCREL
19 January 2019

Janelle BROWN

27 January 2019
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Fascinating and melodically appealing works

Gregory Notebaert is an extremely talented composer and director. Having sung under his baton for over three years in the International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City  as well as the Saigon Chamber Consort, I have had the chance to sing many of his original compositions.

His works are intellectually complex with fascinating rhythmic devices as well as melodically appealing. In my singing career of over 30 years, I have rarely seen a talent such as Greg.

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Fascinating and melodically appealing works

Gregory Notebaert is an extremely talented composer and director. Having sung under his baton for over three years in the International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City  as well as the Saigon Chamber Consort, I have had the chance to sing many of his original compositions.

His works are intellectually complex with fascinating rhythmic devices as well as melodically appealing. In my singing career of over 30 years, I have rarely seen a talent such as Greg.

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Janelle BROWN

Soprano - Saigon Chamber Consort
27 January 2019

Grazia PREVIDI

25 April 2020
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A composer on the move

Grégory’s compositions touch me by its moving melodies… which dance, and by the force which emerges from a rich harmonization, which evolves with originality. His creations are always alive and beautiful to perform, from the simplest to the most complex.

We met at the ACCREL organization and I was also touched by the human qualities of a talented and skilled composer, who knows how to easily bond thanks to his openness and curiosity.

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A composer on the move

Grégory’s compositions touch me by its moving melodies… which dance, and by the force which emerges from a rich harmonization, which evolves with originality. His creations are always alive and beautiful to perform, from the simplest to the most complex.

We met at the ACCREL organization and I was also touched by the human qualities of a talented and skilled composer, who knows how to easily bond thanks to his openness and curiosity.

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Grazia PREVIDI

Pianist, composer - GPS Trio - ACCREL
25 April 2020

His work is musically challenging and wonderfully singable

I sang my first arrangement of a Vietnamese carol Cao Cung Lên by Gregory Notebaert in 2015. From that time I have grown to appreciate and love his arrangements and original compositions for choir and orchestra.

I have also known Gregory as conductor of both the International Choir and Orchestra of HCMC and the Saigon Chamber Consort where I sang in the bass sections.

Gregory’s arrangements and original compositions are both challenging and sensitive to the poetic line of the lyrics. Some of his compositions, like Rorate Cæli Desuper incorporate traditional themes and styles – like Gregorian chant – which make them both appealing to the audience and challenging and fun for the chorister alike.

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His work is musically challenging and wonderfully singable

I sang my first arrangement of a Vietnamese carol Cao Cung Lên by Gregory Notebaert in 2015. From that time I have grown to appreciate and love his arrangements and original compositions for choir and orchestra.

I have also known Gregory as conductor of both the International Choir and Orchestra of HCMC and the Saigon Chamber Consort where I sang in the bass sections.

Gregory’s arrangements and original compositions are both challenging and sensitive to the poetic line of the lyrics. Some of his compositions, like Rorate Cæli Desuper incorporate traditional themes and styles – like Gregorian chant – which make them both appealing to the audience and challenging and fun for the chorister alike.

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Mark BELL

Former Principal - Soul Music and Performing Arts Academy
12 February 2019

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Cao Cung Lên – Orchestration

I orchestrated Cao Cung Lên, wonderful Vietnamese Christmas carol, in 2015 for the International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City. It is one of the most popular Christmas piece in Vietnam, and it holds a very special place in catholic people’s heart here.

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