Alliance Française of Madras with the support of Institut Français, Oman Air as Airline Partner, Saint-Gobain as AFM Gold Sponsor, The Park, Chennai as Hospitality Partner & Eventjini.com as Online Partner
present a Baroque music concert
LES SONGES VOYAGEURS – THIERRY GRÉGOIRE
Date : Feb 21, 2017
Time : 7 pm
Venue : Edouard Michelin Auditorium
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About Thierry Grégoire : Countertenor Thierry Gregoire, a student of James Bowman, Paul Esswood and Henri Ledroi, has won awards from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the Vellutti International Singing Competition (Italiy). Thierry Gregoire is interested in contemporary music, too, and has developed many operas: Patrice Fouillaud’s C’est la faute à Werther, Bernanrd Cavanna’s Raphael, reviens! (CD recording). He also contributed to Rolf Liebermann’s Medea: he was theKreon in the Opera Bastille in Paris.
Following the innumerable concerts he performed in, the idea dawned on him to found Les Songes Voyageurs group, a consequence of his globetrotting as a musician and his strong will to make a concert a musical journey.
About the piece : Henry PURCELL ( 1659-1695) is probably one of the greatest british composer. He was trained at Westminster Abbey musical school and became the official organist of this prestigious school when he was 22. He composed sacred music , theater music and also the opera DIDO and AENAS.
After a puritanism period , Great Britain was returning to life and no one better than Henry Purcell has been able to use the rythm of english language to music. This may be one of the reason why he was named after his death ORPHEUS BRITANNICUS This « one hour with Henry Purcell » will take us amongst some of his well known songs as Music for a while , Strike the viol .. They are all about love , sadness , poetry, despair.. Some english and french instrumental music for viola da gamba and / or theorbo will be played too. Some « encore » may be added to the program if you wish to hear more…