Poulenc, Villette, Britten: sacred works - Accentus English version

Poulenc, Villette, Britten: sacred works

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
 
In this fully a cappella performance, accentus explores the richness of vocal polyphony of the 20th century. Conducted by Stephen Layton, the choir will perform Francis Poulenc’s Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise, a pared-down, expressive and intense score for male voices, alongside pieces by Benjamin Britten of great rhythmical virtuosity, and little-known pieces by Pierre Villette, a Norman composer who wrote colourful and luminous music.
 
1h15 without interval

Cast

accentus
Stephen Layton, direction

Production

coproduction Opéra de Rouen Normandie, accentus

Performances

  • Jun
    30

    20h00 - Paris, Auditorium de Radio France
  • Aug
    25

    20h00 - Rouen, Chapelle Corneille
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