POULENC / BRITTEN / VILLETTE - Accentus English version

POULENC / BRITTEN / VILLETTE

Program

Francis Poulenc
Quatre petites prières de Saint François d'Assise

Pierre Villette
Motets

Benjamin Britten
A Hymn to the Virgin
Chorale after an old French carol

Sacred and profane

⚠️ CANCELLATION ⚠️
Due to the measures taken in the context of the health crisis, we regret to announce the cancellation of the POULENC / BRITTEN / VILLETTE concert.

 

Sacred or profane? accentus delves into both repertories, provided they are a cappella! Under the guidance of Stephen Layton, the choir blossoms in 20th century vocal polyphony, interpreting the Four Short Prayers of Francis of Assisi, a fervent work by Francis Poulenc for four male voices, and choral works of great sobriety by Benjamin Britten. Finally accentus pays tribute to Pierre Villette, whose motets with Scandinavian-style split vocal lines form a spectacular contrast.

1h10 without interval

Coproduction Opéra de Rouen Normandie, accentus

Cast

accentus
Stephen Layton, conductor

Performances

  • Feb
    7

    16h00 - Lisieux, Théâtre Lisieux Normandie
  • Feb
    9

    20h00 - Rouen, Chapelle Corneille
  • Feb
    10

    20h30 - Boulogne-Billancourt, Auditorium de La Seine Musicale
  • Feb
    14

    17h00 - Rézé, La Soufflerie
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