Sacred works of the French Baroque

Saturday 22 November 2014

22 November, 2014 - 19:30 Exeter College Chapel

This year sees the 250th anniversary of the death of Jean Phillipe Rameau, and to mark this the Cherwell Singers present a programme of sacred choral music from the French Baroque. Royal patronage in this period ensured an abundance of opportunities for composers associated with the court, and the major work in our concert is an example of this. The De profundis clamavi of Charpentier was wriiten for the funeral ceremonies of the Queen of Louis XIV in 1683, and is a work of particular spaciousness and grandeur as befits its regal purpose. Other smaller scale works are presented by Couperin, Moulinie, Mondonville and Rameau himself. Organist of Peterborough Cathedral, Steven Grahl will also be performing the suite Veni creator spiritus by Nicolas de Grigny on the French inspired organ of Exeter College Chapel. The Cherwell Singers will be joined by a string quintet led by Bojan Cicic of the Academy of Ancient Music. Do join us for this opportunity to hear some of the lesser known works of choral literature from this period when the glory of France was the envy of much of the world.

Steven Grahl - organ Bojan Cicic - leader

Tickets: £10/£8 on the door

Directed by: James Brown