programme

thursday 18 august 2016


12:15pm Toccata (fanfare opening) Free

Vézelay, starting at place Borot

Ensemble Gilles Binchois | Les Sonadori | Ensemble Silène

Dominique Vellard direction

Let’s properly celebrate the opening of the Rencontres Musicales by walking through the streets of Vézelay accompanied by Renaissance music.


2pm Pre-concert talk Free

Vézelay, Cité de la Voix, grange more info

Nicolas Dufetel & Guy Gosselin

Before every concert, musicologists present information about the concerts, with numerous audio examples, so that you can better appreciate the works to be performed in concert.


4pm From Toledo to Venice

Avallon, collégiale Saint-Lazaremore info

Ensemble Gilles Binchois | Les Sonadori | Les Silènes

Immerse yourself in the antiphonal music of the 16th century Spanish and Italian cathedrals.


6pm Southern Sorcerer Free

Vézelay, place des Rencontres more info

La Mal Coiffée

The five female singers in la Mal Coiffée reinvent polyphonic singing, where poetry and the Occitan language are culturally united.


7pm Pre-concert talk Free

Vézelay, Cité de la Voix, grangemore info

Jacques Rebotier, Nicolas Dufetel & Guy Gosselin

Before every concert, musicologists present information about the concerts, with numerous audio examples, so that you can better appreciate the works to be performed in concert. This talk will start with composer Jacques Rebotier’s humorous word or instrument of the day.


9pm Monteverdi Vespers

Vézelay, basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine more info

Arsys Bourgogne | Académie d’Arsys Bourgogne | Ensemble La Fenice | Mihály Zeke direction

This early Italian Baroque masterpiece, Monteverdi’s Vespers of the Virgi, is an incredible display of the composer’s talents. Supported by the musicians of the ensemble La Fenice, specialists in this repertoire, the vocal ensemble Arsys Bourgogne and the young Academy singers tackle this work under the baton of conductor, Mihály Zeke .


11:40pm And so the night… Free

Vézelay, basilica terrace gardens more info

Les Belettes

These two poetic singer-songwriters will sing to you beneath the stars. Don’t miss this magical moment at the end of the day.