The Book of Eleanor by Ensemble De Caelis

Philippe Hersant: La Chanson de Guillaume

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i. Seats of this concert are not assigned and are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis. The organizer reserves the right to decide any seating arrangements.
ii.  Please refer to the seating plan and select the category and quantity of tickets for this purchase. Le French May will assign the seating numbers after you select.
iii. Please arrive at the venue 45 mins before the programme starts and collect the ticket(s) at our Festival counter in the church.
iv. Some seats have restricted view.


Discount for this programme :

Half-price tickets for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students,
Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and Alliance Française Hong Kong card holders. Customers will be asked to present identifications on presenting a discounted tickets when collecting the tickets.)


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Ensemble De Caelis will present the audience with a unique a capella performance from its album Le Livre d'Aliénor. Laurence Brisset (Artistic Director, mezzo-soprano), Estelle Nadau (soprano), Eugénie de Mey (soprano), Caroline Tarrit (mezzo-soprano), Marie-George Monet (alto) will pay tribute to two great female figures in medieval Christian history, Aliénor d'Aquitaine (1122-1204) and Aliénor de Bretagne (1275-1342), the 16th Abbess of Fontevraud, with a sacred and profane repertoire.

The repertoire will start with monophonic and polyphonic creations derived from the Gradual from the Mass for the Vigil of the Assumption followed the ""Chanson de Guillaume d'Aquitaine"", composed by Philippe Hersant, who was inspired by the poem Farai un vers de dreit nien by Guillaume IX, grandfather of d'Aliénor d'Aquitaine. There will also be pieces originally sung in priories of the Fontevrault order in England such as Amesbury Abbey presented in monophonic, polyphonic and contemporary styles.

The Gradual of Eleanor of Brittany
Philippe Hersant: La Chanson de Guillaume


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