Chiara Skerath Soprano
Ensemble Marguerite Louise
Gaétan Jarry Organ and musical conductor
Gems of baroque music spirit and virtuosity, Handel’s concertos for organ and orchestra were composed to serve as intermezzos during his oratorios. Played at the time by Handel himself – he was known to be an unequaled organist, these agile, tender and poetical pieces reveal a singular colour… which Gaétan Jarry will interpret on the new “grand” positive organ built by Quentin Blumenroeder for Versailles: at last an organ that can convey Handel’s music in all its beauty!
Responding to the instrumental jubilation expressed by the Marguerite Louise musicians, Handel’s motets for one voice and orchestra will bring the audience the fire and freshness of his composition, in the exceptional interpretation of the soprano Chiara Skerath, a fine finale for this programme full of jubilation and grace: Rejoyce!
Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685–1759)
Concerto in F major n°4 opus 4
Concerto in G major/minor n°1 opus 4
Concerto in D minor n°4 opus 7
Saeviat tellus inter rigores
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Unnumbered seating in the category.
1st Category: priority seating for the Friends of the Royal Opera (ADOR).
Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility.
No cloakroom or bar on site.
Access to site and door opening 30 minutes before the performance.
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.
REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).
Holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport: reduced rate applicable to reservation by telephone only at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability).
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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).