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Charpentier : Te Deum

Sunday 20th November 2022
17h30 l 1h10 without intermission

Cast

Gwendoline Blondeel Dessus 1
Cécile Achille Dessus 2
David Tricou Countertenor
Mathias Vidal Taille
Geoffroy Buffière Basse-taille

La Chapelle Harmonique 
Valentin Tournet Conductor

Presentation

Charpentier is the Angel of French Baroque music, but it is in the few years he spent in Italy in his youth that he developed his sense of pomp and circumstance as much as his sensitivity. The music he heard in Rome was demonstrative, colourful and profound, with many musicians placed throughout the church. In France, from 1661 onwards, Lully had turned the Grand Motet into a monument: Louis XIV's superintendent of music subsequently produced several masterpieces requiring all the musical forces available, including for his own Te Deum in 1677, which was particularly inspired and grandiose. It was in this vein of the Versailles ceremonial that Charpentier wrote the Te Deum that would make him famous in the twentieth century: performed for the military victory at Steinkerque in 1692, probably in the church of Saint-Louis-des-Jésuites, where Charpentier was the Maître de Chapelle, this work, which glorified the King's arms, was a great success, but was never performed before Louis XIV. Since its rediscovery, this powerful fresco, whose prelude opens with the timpani and trumpets’ martial rhythms, has come to symbolise the Grand Siècle of the arts, but also of Louis XIV's conquests. Young Valentin Tournet adds to the programme works that are much less well known, but whose splendour is also a reminder of the quality and expressiveness of official French music: the De Profundis is full of gravitas, while the Triumphal March sounds the trumpets of fame for the Greatest King in the World!

This program will be recorded on CD for the Château de Versailles Spectacles label 

PROGRAMME

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 1704)
De Profundis H. 189
Magnificat H. 79
Marche de triomphe
Te Deum H. 146


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Photo gallery

©Manuel Braun

Royal Chapel

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Catégorie 3

27€ to 32€
Web Carte CVS
27€
Web Tarif moins de 26 ans
27€
Web Tarif Plein
32€

Catégorie 2

45€ to 54€
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45€
Web Tarif moins de 26 ans
45€
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54€

Catégorie 1

63€ to 76€
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63€
Web Tarif moins de 26 ans
63€
Web Tarif Plein
76€

Prestige

103€ to 119€
Web Carte CVS
103€
Web Tarif moins de 26 ans
103€
Web Tarif Plein
119€

Prestige VIP

140€
Web Tarif Plein
140€

PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY : Best seats in house with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

PRESTIGE CATEGORY : Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).

To ensure the best welcome possible, people with limited mobility are advised to book their seats by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89.

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).

 

 

 

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