conductor Sagittarius was founded in 1986 and is led by Michel Laplénie. It is made up of professional singers who perform the solo parts of the works performed and a continuo group of organ and bass viol. Depending on the works to be performed, the size of the ensemble can vary between 6 and 24 singers; instrumental ensembles including consorts of viols, cornets and sackbuts can also be added. Sagittarius performs in France and abroad, appearing not only in numerous concerts but also in staged productions and recordings of operas. Sagittarius reinterprets and performs works of the Baroque period composed in the Aquitaine region in frequent concerts; recordings of these works have been unanimously praised by the musical press.