Ensemble Lauda is a Cuban musical formation created and directed by Henry Vidal in 2010, it has been part of the catalog of the National Concert Music Center since 2018; focused on the reconstruction and interpretation of medieval music belonging to the Romanesque and Gothic periods. The interpretation criteria is based on the investigation and study of documentary sources, the use of historic instruments, care of the text and creative freedom always in line with the musical aesthetics of the period, to present a musical result from the perspective of a contemporary artist who investigates repertoires of aforetime.

It belong to the artistic catalog of Centro Nacional de Música de Conciertos. Subsidized by the Ministery of Culture, with an annual program with concerts in halls and presentations in activities organized by provincial and national institutions. The ensemble performs annually at national music festivals, the most important being the Festival de Música Antigua Esteban Salas and on our own initiative the event Habana Medieval. Also linked in academic activities of the University of Havana and University College San Gerónimo, with the galicia chatedra ‘Xosé Neiras Vilas’ and portuguese ‘Eça de Queiros’ and Instituto Camoes. Lauda is forming for eight member. (4) instrumentalist (3) solist voices (1) actor & declaimer.

Lauda is part of the record catalog of the Dutch label Aliud records, for whom recorded the first phonogram Cantigas de Santuarios and the production work Em cas del rei.

Ensemble Lauda Members

Henry Vidal

Director, historical string instruments and singer.

Claudia Almanza

Interpreter of historical wind instruments and vocalist.

Reinaldo Ponce

Historical percussion and singer.

Ivón Facenda

Mezzo soprano

Jordanis Guzman

Playwright and declamator of historical texts.

Maria Lucia Méndez

Mezzo soprano.