Concert vocal

Charpentier, Grands Motets


Charpentier, Grands Motets


Choir and orchestra of Les Arts Florissants

Musical direction


The general public is already quite familiar with the Te Deum H. 146 , of which the brilliant opening was used as a theme tune for Eurovision television programmes. However, not so many people are aware of the existence of the other three Te Deums that have come down to us, out of the eight that Charpentier composed during the course of his life. It is precisely H. 147 which is included in the programme of this monographic concert devoted to the large scale religious music of the great French master, whose multiple facets Les Arts Florissants have been exploring for more than 40 years.

Among other marvels, the public will also be able to (re)discover the majesty of the Magnificat H. 77, the overwhelming serenity of the Litanies à la Vierge, or the virtuosity of the writing of the Nuptiae sacrae - this nuptial dialogue evoking the relationship of Jesus to his church. 

Previous dates

Season 2020-2021

Versailles / France
Chapelle Royale

  • Saturday, October 3 2020, 7pm, POSTPONED

La Rochelle / France
La Coursive

  • Sunday, February 28 2021, POSTPONED

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