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B’Rock Orchestra & Vox Luminis

Charpentier. Te Deum

this event is part of

Topstuk Charpentier

orchestral
vocal
Sat 04 May 2019 -20.00
introduction by Ignace Bossuyt 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.00
with break
All prices include booking fees.

Discover the original behind the Eurovision tunes

During the Ancien Régime, the Te Deum laudamus – a simple prayer – grew to become more or less the anthem of the French monarchy. Births, marriages, recoveries from illness, victories, treaties: no great occasion went by without a Te Deum resounding from the largest cathedral to the smallest chapel. Charpentier’s most famous Te Deum  – he wrote four – overawes in exultant D major, with an eight-part ensemble and show-stealing trumpets and timpani. It is no great surprise then that this work – and especially its instrumental prelude – became a hit! Together with B'Rock, resident artist Vox Luminis completes the programme with a triumphant ode to the patron saint of music: Cecilia. Commissioned by London’s 'Gentlemen Lovers of Musick', Purcell composed a celebratory festival of colours that will shine brighter than ever in this rendition by two of Europe's most exciting Baroque ensembles.

programme

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Te Deum, H146

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Hail, bright Cecilia!, Z328

performers

B’Rock Orchestra: orchestra
Vox Luminis: vocal ensemble
Lionel Meunier: bass & lead

Sat 04 May 2019 -20.00
introduction by Ignace Bossuyt 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.00
with break
All prices include booking fees.