L’Église Parisienne

8 October 2016, 7.30pm
Exeter College Chapel, Turl Street, Oxford
Rose Window, Notre Dame

This October in a beautiful Oxford chapel - based upon the exquisite Paris jewel box church of Sainte-Chappelle - we sang a selection of the best of French church music, centred around works by Duruflé, Saint-Saëns, Poulenc and Fauré.

Great French composers - César Franck’s stirring Psaume 150 and Francis Poulenc’s haunting Salve Regina - are interwoven with delicious amuse-bouche from Pierre Villette and Camile Saint-Saëns. Our women will sing a lyrical mass by Fauré as lovely as the Requiem; while our men form a typically French Coeur de Barytons for Duruflé’s incense-laden atmospheric Messe cum Jubilo. Music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries and some of the best of the great tradition of French organ writing played by brilliant young organist, Timothy Wakerell (New College Oxford, St Paul’s Cathedral) completes an evening of glorious melodie.

  • Ave maris stella: Dupré
  • Messe cum jubilo: Duruflé
  • Cantique de Jean Racine, Messe basse: Fauré
  • Psaume 150: César Franck
  • O mysterium ineffabile: Lallouette
  • O sacrum convivium: Messiaen
  • Celeste beneficium: Mouton
  • Salve Regina: Poulenc
  • Laboravi clamans: Rameau
  • Panis angelicus: Saint-Saëns
  • Final (Symphonie #1): Vierne
  • O salutaris hostia: Villette