Wednesday 10 April 2024 at 8 pm.


Event in Avignon :

Ekhô choeur de chambre, sous la direction de Caroline Semont-Gaulon, se produit dans la collégiale Saint-Didier. Au programme : Jacques Berthier - Stabat Mater, Christopher Gibert - Exultet, Frank Martin - Messe à double-chœur.
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A masterpiece of 20th-century choral art, the Mass for double-choir by Frank Martin is a work from the youth of the great Swiss composer, a "story between God and him" ... Found in a drawer decades after its composition, the work was performed long after being composed and met with resounding success. It immediately became a star in the grand repertory for choirs. It is a moving, beautiful work, a dialogue full of humanity, between man and man's Creator.

The Exultet by Christopher Gibert comes from Catholic liturgy for Easter night and gives a joyous, luminous, resounding overture to the Mass by Frank Martin Christopher Gibert's Exultet takes its source in the triple-choir Exultet by Giovanni Gabrieli, which uses - as does Martin in his Mass - the principle of the Cori Spezzati, where groups of singers are placed in different locations.

In 2023 we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the birth of Jacques Berthier. Famous organist, titular organist at the Church of Saint-Ignace in Paris, Jacques Berthier left his mark on 20th-century French music, especially liturgical music. His non-liturgical body of work, which still all too little-known, deserves to come into full limelight.

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Dates and times

Wednesday 10 April 2024 at 8 pm.

Languages spoken

  • French


Collégiale Saint-Didier
place Saint-Didier
84000 Avignon
Tel : View number +33(0)4 90 14 26 40
Website : http://www.operagrandavignon.fr/


Longitude : 4.807004
Latitude : 43.946638