Friday, November 30, 2012
Versailles and the Sound of Sacred Music
Starting earlier this week and continuing over the weekend is the annual Versailles au son des orgues. This is a series of organ concerts at churches and chapels all around Versailles: Notre Dame, the St. Louis cathedral, the Chapelle Royale at the castle and many others. Even my parish church, Sainte Elisabeth de Hongrie, is on the program.
If you just happen to be in town tonight you have a choice between a concert in honor of Elisabeth Brasseur at the Eglise Sainte Jeanne d'Arc or a free conference, "Histoire, architecture et facture d’un orgue" (History and architecture of the organ) at the Atelier Numérique.
To my deep regret I haven't attended any of the concerts this past week because of my appointments at the clinic but I am planning on making either Saturday's concert, "Musique allemande pour chœur et orgue" (German music for choir and organ) at Saint Symphorien or Sunday's concert at the St. Louis cathedral with Daniel Roth. Both are free to the public.
Have a great weekend, everyone, and if you are interested in going to one of the concerts just let me know via email and we can meet over a little sacred music. And if you haven't darkened the doors of a church in many many years, just relax and I'll walk you through it. :-)