Created in August 2019 in Brittany, Eternal Light is the latest installment of the Sottovoce Ensemble. This production gives pride of place to contemporary resonances, which weave the link with the secular sacred. At the crossroads of popular melodies (Bardos, Gjeilo, Whitacre) and sacred songs (Rutter, Arwyn, Vivaldi, Haendel) is the very foundation of vocal music: harmony, the plurality of vocal colors as the power of their resonances . Here they are explored through the different fields of light, approached spectrally.
Our Eternal Light program also wishes to show the full extent of the palette offered by reduced vocal ensembles: here a vocal quartet consisting of a single singer per voice and a unique complement of timbres, which gives music its dimension so particular, this shade so singular, at the heart of our work since the constitution of the whole in 2011.
1H45 without intermission
Workforce of 4 singers with pianist.
Pieces by Robat Arwyn, Lájos Bardos, Dmitri Bornianski, Michel Bosc, Gabriel Fauré, Ola Gjeilo, Georg Friedrich Haendel, Nicolas Haezbaert, Patrick Liebergen, Jean-Phlippe Rameau, John Rutter, John Tavener, Antonio Vivaldi, Eric Whitacre ,, Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Premiere in Ploemel (Brittany) on August 25, 2019.
Resumed as part of the Saint-Merry musical season on January 19, 2020.
Programmed as part of the festival organized by Cléguer Chante (June 6) and the summer season of the friends of the Ploemel organ (July 16).