beautiful music

Baroque music Marais 26 mars 2014 023

What better place to listen to 17th century music than in a 17th century church?  

On Wednesday night a friend and I went to the Church of Notre-Dame-des-Blancs-Manteaux in the Marais to listen to an exceptional concert organized by the Venetian Centre for Baroque Music.

I love baroque music.  And I love old churches.  To combine the two was sheer delight. And the old church (built between 1685-1690) – full of atmosphere and lit only by candles – was an acoustic marvel.

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I tried to videotape a segment of the concert, but there was not enough light.  I’m surprised that these photos came out.  Fortunately I found the same group of soloists on Youtube so that you too can listen to this sumptuous soothing music.  Marc-Antoine Charpentier is the name of the 17th-century composer whose concerto they are singing.  Enjoy.

Ensemble Correspondances, choir and orchestra – Sébastien Daucé, harpsichord, organ & direction

3 thoughts on “beautiful music

    • Oh, Sherman…so much to listen to, so much to explore and discover! (And not enough time!) I don’t know this boxed set of CDs but will look at it more closely; thanks for the recommendation. I actually need to buy a decent stereo system first.

      bonne journée, Juliet.

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