Philippe Souvagie

Actual/previous member of:Psallentes


Philippe was already a very competent singer as a choirboy in the Schola Cantorum Cantate Domino from Aalst. Meanwhile he was busily mastering all forms of percussion with the pleasing result that he was awarded first prize in the National Music Competition (now the Dexia Competition) in 1978. Various first prizes for percussion, singing and chamber music followed at the Ghent conservatory. He took masterclases and private lessons with Noèlle Barker, and studied singing principally with Luciènne Van  Dyck, Louis Devos, Zeger Vandersteene and Lieve Vanhaverbeke.

He has sung countless solos on radio, television and CD, among others with the Vlaams Radiokoor (Flemish Radio Choir) to which he has lent his talents for twenty-eight years now. His preference for ensemble singing is a constant theme in his career; formerly with the ‘Malufi Singers’ and now with the close-harmony group ‘Blend’ and chiefly with the ensemble ‘Psallentes’ that specialises in Gregorian chant from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Philippe has also been awarded his master’s diploma and teaches at the academy in Lokeren.

Selective discography

Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 5Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 5 (2007)
20th century
Luk Vaes, Hans Ryckelynck, Frank Agsteribbe, Marcel Ketels, Philippe Souvagie, Peter Pieters, Jan Devlieger, Herman Roelstraete (...)
Llibre VermellLlibre Vermell (2007)
early music
Philippe Malfeyt, Lieven Deroo, Philippe Souvagie, Psallentes, Hendrik Vanden Abeele
Etienne de Liège - In festo sanctissimae trinitatisEtienne de Liège - In festo sanctissimae trinitatis (2006)
early music
Lieven Deroo, Philippe Souvagie, Psallentes, Etienne de Liège, Hendrik Vanden Abeele
Klara in Maaseik 2004Klara in Maaseik 2004 (2004)
20th century, romanticism, classicism, Baroque, early music
Joris Verdin, Hannelore Devaere, Philippe Souvagie, I Solisti del Vento, Huelgas ensemble, Johannes Ockeghem, Johannes Pullois, Xavier van Elewyck (...)
Gildebroeders maakt plezierenGildebroeders maakt plezieren (1994)
Traditional folk, 20th century
Philippe Souvagie, Ludo Mariën, Nuove Musiche Orchestra, Vic Nees, Willem Kersters, Arthur Meulemans, Hugo Roels, Marinus de Jong (...)

Selectieve discografie als componist

Koor van het jaar 1999-2000Koor van het jaar 1999-2000 (2000)
Diverse uitvoerders, Jos Wuytack, Vic Nees, Peter Cabus, Marie-Madeleine Durufle, Erika Budai, Akira Miyoshi, Ludo Claesen (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Gaspare Spontini - OlimpieGaspare Spontini - Olimpie (2019)
opera, classicism
Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), Gaspare Spontini, Jérémie Rhorer, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie
Psallentes Plainchant - LambertusPsallentes Plainchant - Lambertus (2012)
Psallentes, Gregoriaans, Hendrik Vanden Abeele
Pierre de la Rue - Missa Ave Maria VesperaPierre de la Rue - Missa Ave Maria Vespera (2006)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Psallentes, Pierre De la Rue, Gregoriaans, Dirk Snellings, Hendrik Vanden Abeele
A Tribute to Vic NeesA Tribute to Vic Nees (2004)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Vlaams Radiokoor (VRK), Vic Nees, Johan Duijck
Goeyvaerts Karel - AquariusGoeyvaerts Karel - Aquarius (1997)
20th century
Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest Van Vlaanderen, Karel Goeyvaerts, Grant Llewellyn
Sfeerliederen van SchubertSfeerliederen van Schubert (1994)
Johan Huys, Karel Aerts, Peter Pieters, The Malufi Singers, Franz Schubert