Composer, Conductor, Teacher
Jacques Faubert, composer, orchestra and choral conductor, and teacher, has composed some 30 works for various instrumental solos and groups like orchestras and choirs. Most of these works are tonal pieces and demonstrate his training in both Quebec and Paris during the 1970s. He won many prizes in harmony, counterpoint, fugue, orchestration, and analysis. Upon his return to Québec in 1979, he accepted the post of choirmaster at the St-Joseph de Ville Mount Royal Church and became a professor of music at the Conservatoire de Trois-Rivières and the Conservatoire de Montréal. He is also a member of the Académie de Musique du Québec and the Association des Professeurs d’Ecriture Musicale de France.
Speaking of his own creative philosophy and process, Faubert said, “I rested on a basic language of modern tonality elaborated upon from Debussy to Messiaen, as well as by an impressive list of well-known composers who all had the right to influence their contemporaries of another order.” In 1983, after a concert where his first commissioned work was performed, Le Devoir critic Carol Bergeron wrote, “The main event … was incontestably the performance of Requiem sans parole by Quebec composer Jacques Faubert. A work bursting with deep emotion that finds the direct route to the heart.” Dominis Music has published his Messe en Fa for choir, vocal quartet and organ, as well as his Sonata for Cello and Piano.