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Le Jardin des Voix – An English Garden


Le Jardin des Voix – An English Garden


Orchestre des Arts Florissants

Musical direction


Musical direction





Natalie PEREZ, soprano
Natasha SCHNUR, soprano
Eva ZAÏCIK, mezzo-soprano
James WAY, tenor
Josep-Ramon OLIVÉ, baritone
Padraic ROWAN, bass

Dresses of the soloists created by "on aura tout vu" Haute couture

Musical Editions:

Les Arts Florissants (Pascal Duc) and Ed. Stainer & Bell, London for Welcome blacke night and Cease these false sports.



First Part: The Mystery of Music

Matthew LOCKE - The Tempest

Curtain tune (Acte I)

George Frideric HANDEL - Acis and Galatea

O the pleasure of the plains

Orlando GIBBONS - The Cryes of London

Première partie

Henry PURCELL - If music be the food of love

Thomas TOMKINS - Music divine

Thomas Augustin ARNE - The Singing Club

George Frideric HANDEL - Ode for St Cecilia's day

Sharp Violins proclaim

Henry PURCELL - Come ye sons of Art, away / Ode for the bithday of Queen Mary, Z. 323

Strike the viol, touch the lute

Henry PURCELL - Of all the instruments

Henry PURCELL - Hail ! bright Cecilia - Ode for St Cecilia's Day Z. 328

Wondrous Machine

George Frideric HANDEL - Ode for St Cecilia's day

The soft complaining Flute

Thomas Augustin ARNE - The Fairy Prince

Duett and Chorus « Now all the air shall ring »

Second Part: A Night of Revels

George Frideric HANDEL - L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Oh let the merry bells ring round

Henry PURCELL - The Fairy Queen

Air « See, even Night herself is here »

John WARD - Come sable night

Henry PURCELL - The Fairy Queen

One charming night

Henry PURCELL - The Libertine, or the Libertine destroyed, Z.600

In these delightful pleasant groves

John DOWLAND - A Pilgrimes Solace

Welcome, black night

Henry PURCELL - Timon of Athens

Air : "Hence with your trifling deity"
Trio : "But over us no griefs prevail"

Henry PURCELL - Dioclesian

Duet « Make room for the great god »

Trio and Chorus « I'm here with my jolly crew »

Danse of Bacchanals

Henry PURCELL - Bacchus is a pow’r divine, Z.360

Henry PURCELL - Tis women makes us love, Catch Z.281

Henry PURCELL - King Arthur

Fairest Isle

William HAYES - Song in King Arthur de Henry Purcell. Arrangement par William Hayes

Fairest Isle

John DOWLAND - A Pilgrimes Solace

Cease these false sports

George Frideric HANDEL - Theodora

As with rosy steps the morn

George Frideric HANDEL - L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

As steals the morn upon the night

Henry PURCELL - The Fairy Queen

Now the night is chas'd away

Orlando GIBBONS - The Cryes of London

Deuxième partie

For its eighth edition, Le Jardin des Voix will reveal to the public six young singers from amongst the most talented of their generation. Chosen from all over the world, these future stars of the opera stage will sing an anthology of English airs on an international tour, conducted in turns by William Christie and Paul Agnew.

Jardin Des Voix

More about Le Jardin des Voix, 8th edition 2017.

In association with the concert

The 23rd November 2017 at the Philharmonie de Paris a Music Lesson will be given by William Christie and the singers of Le Jardin des Voix. Learn more

Previous dates

Season 2017/2018

Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard / France
Maison de Georges Clémenceau

  • Sunday, June 10 2018, 4.30pm
  • Sunday, June 10 2018, 10.05am

London / United Kingdom
Barbican Centre, Concert Hall

  • Friday, June 8 2018, 7.30pm

Moscow / Russia
Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

  • Sunday, November 26 2017, 7pm

Paris / France
Philharmonie de Paris / Cité de la Musique, Concert hall

  • Wednesday, November 22 2017, 8.30pm

Saragosse / Spain

  • Monday, November 20 2017, 8pm

Madrid / Spain
Auditorio Nacional de Música

  • Sunday, November 19 2017, 7pm

Caen / France
théâtre de Caen

  • Friday, November 17 2017, 8pm

Nantes / France
Théâtre Graslin - Angers Nantes Opéra

  • Thursday, November 16 2017, 8pm

Thiré / France
Gardens of William Christie

  • Sunday, August 20 2017, 8.30pm
  • Saturday, August 19 2017, 8.30pm

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