The collegiate Notre-Dame des Andelys in Normandy, will vibrate on Saturday 30th June. The singers from three vocal ensembles will perform Fauré’s Requiem and will be accompanied to the organ.
The Requiem is probably the best-known work of the composer Gabriel Fauré . By his duties at the parish of the Madeleine in Paris between 1877 and 1905 (master of chapel and organist), he is brought to accompany offices, conduct choirs.
It is in this context that he considers the composition of a requiem whose writing spans several years (1888-1900).
If it corresponds to the time when Fauré loses his father (1885) and then his mother (1887), he does not seem to have been composed for a particular intention.
This calmed and luminous work, the music lovers will have the opportunity to hear it on Saturday, June 30 in the collegiate church Notre-Dame .
This concert organized by the Friends of the Organs with the collaboration of the Association for the development of choral singing will bring together the vocal ensembles Piccolo Coro from Andelys, Chorégia de Bois-Guillaume and the Choir of Annebault de Vernon.
Thirty choristers will perform Fauré’s Requiem under the direction of Lydie Crocetti. They will be accompanied to the organ by Alain Brunet and Fabien Desseaux.
Fauré’s Requiem, Saturday 30th June at 8.30 pm at Notre-Dame Collegiate Church, Normandy. Free admission. Free participation in the benefit of organ restoration.