Vervoitte, Charles Joseph

1822-

 

French composer; born at Aire, Pas-de-Calais. He first studied under an organist at Saint-Omer and later under Theodore Labarre for composition. While only a youth he obtained the position of chapelmaster at Boulogne, and shortly afterwards was made music-director of two institutions there. In 1847 he was appointed chapelmaster at Rouen and three years later he became a member of the Academy. He became chapelmaster at Saint-Roch, Paris, in 1859. Among his works are two cantatas; anthems; Saluts solennels for solo voices and chorus; mass for three voices; motets; and songs; two volumes of faux-bourdons.