"Le Concert Spirituel" at the 2012 Kilkenny Arts Festival
Le Concert Spirituel conducted by Hervé Niquet is among the highlights of the 2012 Kilkenny Arts Festival (10-19 August).
It’s 25 years since harpsichordist, organist, pianist, vocalist, composer and conductor Hervé Niquet founded an ensemble devoted to reviving the works of the great French composers. Since then Le Concert Spirituel has made a name for itself on the international stage as one of the world’s leading Baroque music ensembles.
Now, as part of its anniversary tour, the ensemble returns to Kilkenny for a concert celebrating the music of the golden age of French spirituality. Join us in St Canice’s as 10 outstanding female soloists testify to the exceptional dramatic sense of the French ‘Grand Siècle’. Designed to recreate the atmosphere of a seventeenth-century mass, and featuring the work of Jean-Baptiste Lully (favourite composer of Louis XIV), Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Louis le Prince – this concert promises a very special evening.
With the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Ireland
Le Concert Spirituel is funded by the French Ministry for Arts and Communication, the City of Paris, Air France, the Fondation BNP Paribas and the Fondation Bru.
Le Concert Spirituel, conducted by Hervé Niquet
Thursday, 16 August 8.30pm
St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny
Tickets €30, Concession €26
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