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Le Concert Spirituel

Thu 14 Jun 7:30pm

From £5.00 to £25.00

Blythburgh Church

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

Thursday 14 June 2018 - 7.30pm

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Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet conductor

Charpentier
In Assumptione Beata Mariae Virginis 7′
In honorem Sancti Xaverij canticum 15′
Epithalame en l’honneur du Duc de Bavière 30′
Te Deum 30′

(ends approx. 9.30pm)


Overshadowed in his lifetime, the music of Charpentier is now seen as pivotal to the flowering of the French baroque. Able to invoke ceremonial brilliance and hushed reverence within a few bars, it brings the drama and mystery of liturgical text to life in music almost operatic in scope. Le Concert Spirituel end its residency by combining sumptuous motets with his best known work Te Deum, its instantly recognisable martial fanfares heralding a work of lavish opulence and exquisite contemplation.