Jehan Alain Messe modale en septuor, Francis Poulenc Litanies à la Vierge Noire, Guy Joseph Ropartz Messe breve en l’honneur de Sainte Anne (excerpts), Cesar Franck Ave Maria, Peter Cornelius Mass in D minor (excerpts)
Women’s ensemble of the Lille Opera Chorus, Direction Yves Parmentier
Quartet Arsis (Caroline Dooghe violin, Nicolas Desmalines violin, Christelle Rimbert viola, Youri Sprogis cello) Nicolas Place flute, Sophie Retaux organ
At the turn of the 20th century, French composers rediscovered the sacred polyphonic vocal tradition, which they celebrated with refinement and poetry. For this programme, the women’s chorus of the Lille Opera has specially prepared a few rare pearls from this repertoire.
This concert will be reprised at Boulogne-sur-mer on 9 March 2008 in the Eglise Saint-Nicolas
With the support of the CIC-Banque BSD-CIN, patron of the chorus since the 2006-2007 season