The vocal ensemble recruits in all the desks and performs this fall during three concerts. The first will take place at Valmagne Abbey on September 25th.
The Sète choir, a vocal ensemble of 40 singers led for 20 years by Franck Foncouberte, resumes its rehearsals from Monday 12 September at the Intermunicipal Conservatory of Sète agglopôle (CRI), quai des Moulins. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The choir recruits in all the desks: soprano, alto, tenor, bass. On the program for the year: sacred music, world, jazz, traditional, Christmas carols and the following pieces: “Jubilate deo” by Dan Forrest, “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi, “A little jazz mass” by Bob Chilcott . Seven concerts in Sète and beyond will be scheduled during the school year. New choristers will be able to participate as soon as they have a good knowledge of the repertoire.
Three concerts in Sète this fall
This fall, the Sète choir will give three concerts entitled “Julilate”. She will be accompanied by the Ensemble vocal de Montpellier, two soloists and 17 professional musicians under the musical direction of Franck Fontcouberte. The first meeting will take place Sunday September 25 at 6 p.m. at the Abbey of Valmagne then Saturday October 8 at 5 p.m. at the Sainte-Thérèse church in Montpellier and Sunday October 9 at 5 p.m. at the Collegiate Church of Pézenas.
The concert will begin with the famous “Exultate jubilate” and two excerpts from Mozart’s Mass in C. The large ensemble made up of around a hundred performers will then give, as a world premiere in the region, “the dazzling “Jubilate Deo” by Dan Forrest,. This work is a magnificent worldwide celebration of joy and brotherhood written in seven different languages: Latin, Hebrew and Arabic intertwined, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Spanish and English” presents the choir director. He pursues : “Each of the seven movements uses musical characteristics of a language mixed with the composer’s own style, giving percussion a preponderant role. The finale combines all these languages in a luminous symbiosis: “Omnis terra, Jubilate!”.
Thanks to the writing of an apparent simplicity of Dan Forrest oscillating between festive, meditative, Western and Eastern music, this moving and very pleasant work to listen to is addressed to a wide audience.
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