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Sacred Music Festival


21st March - 31st March

Festival de Musique Sacrée

Every year, as the Easter Holy Week approaches, venues across Perpignan host the annual Sacred Music Festival. Choirs, orchestras and soloists present their interpretations of sacred repertoires from some of the world’s greatest composers.

HIGHLIGHTS

Friday 23rd 6.30pm
Cathédrale Saint Jean Baptiste

Prière 
Clarinet and organ duet that brings together the respective talent and culture of each musicians. The traditional Jewish prayer on clarinet is accentuated by the traditional Christian organ in this exceptional sacred experience.

Saturday 24th 6pm
Cathédrale Saint Jean Baptiste

Die Schöpfung
The chef d’oeuvre from Viennese composer Haydn interpreted by the Orchestre Perpignan Méditerranée. The work, inspired by Bible stories and poems from British poet, John Milton, takes audiences on the magnificent journey from Creation to Paradise on Earth.

Sunday 25th 6pm
Eglise des Dominicains

Nuit du Monde
During the course of this evening entirely dedicated to women’s voices, two young singers transport audiences from the Fado traditions of Portugal to the south of Syria.

Tuesday 27th 8.30pm
Eglise des Dominicains

Move Upstairs
The Como Mamas are a quintessential example of gospel in the United States; pure, authentic and full of sacred joy.

Wednesday 28th 6pm
Couvent des Minimes

Dialoque à 4 voix
An innovative combination of tradition and modernity, this performance brings together spiritual choral singing and visual arts to explore the mystery of Creation.

Friday 30th 8.30pm
Théâtre de l’Archipel

Requiem
Performed by the Ensemble Aedes and Orchestre les Siècles, Gabriel Fauré’s timeless masterpiece combines spiritual luminosity and humanity.

Saturday 31st 6pm
Eglise des Dominicains

Metamorphoses / Polyphonies
The festival will close with a magnificent double concert. The first performance by 8 cellists will evoke a musical voyage across the centuries, celebrating the constant evolution of humanity. The second concert celebrates the traditional art form of Corsican singing.

Full programme here

More info: 04 68 86 08 51
festivalmusiquesacree@mairie-perpignan.com

 

Venue

Perpignan
Perpignan,66000France