Le Messie Tokyo 2019 Michiharu Okubo

Concert en grand effectif

Magnificat - Ascension Oratorio - Suite for orchestra no.3


Magnificat - Ascension Oratorio - Suite for orchestra no.3


Choir and Orchestra of Les Arts Florissants

Musical direction



Johann Sebastian BACH - Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11

Johann Sebastian BACH - Suite n°3 in D Major BWV 1068

Johann Sebastian BACH - Magnificat BWV 243

"William Christie relies on his solid experience of the repertoire as well as on the technicality and commitment of the musicians of the orchestra and the choir Les Arts Florissants. No technical barrier hinders the rapid tempi infused by the conductor, translating the joy of the moment.Olyrix

For several years now, Les Arts Florissants have been committed to bringing to audiences in the greatest international venues their vision of the most important sacred works of Johann Sebastian Bach; new interpretations that have made an impact on audiences and on the press on each occasion, both because of their novelty (particularly in terms of tempi and instrumentation) and of their depth of emotion. Thus, after the Christmas Oratorio, the B minor Mass and the St. John Passion, William Christie has decided to approach the Magnificat BWV 243 in the spring of 2021.

This reference work will therefore make its entry into the repertoire of Les Arts Florissants. It was written between 1728 and 1731 for the Visitation of the Virgin Mary. By its monumentality and the divine spirituality that inspires it, it will offer yet another opportunity to highlight the dramatic power of the choir of the Arts Florissants as well as the infinite expressive palette of the orchestra. As for the vocal soloists, William Christie has notably brought together Damien Guillon and Rachel Redmond, former brilliant laureate of the Jardin des Voix.


Concert recorded by  Logo FranceMusique

Previous dates

Season 2020-2021

Paris / France
Philharmonie de Paris

  • Monday, May 31 2021, 7pm
  • Tuesday, June 1 2021, 7pm

Versailles / France
Chapelle Royale

  • Friday, June 11 2021, 8pm

Fontevraud / France

  • Saturday, June 19 2021, 5.30pm

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