St-Sulpice masses & auditions September 2021 (in French)
European Heritage Days 2021 – Sunday September 19, 3pm
The great organ of Saint-Sulpice: how did we come to this incredible instrument?
Since ancient times, the so-called “King of Instruments” has evolved considerably. The “organ machine” has become increasingly complex and enriched over the ages. Let us retrace this large fresco by taking as an illustration the great Clicquot – Cavaillé-Coll organ in Saint-Sulpice.
Presentation by Stéphane Molina.
Improvisations by Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, assistant organist of the great organ.
With the participation of Julien Bouvier, snare drum.
Free entry subject to presentation of a european health pass / french “pass sanitaire” (verification of QR-codes via the TAC Verif application). The public is asked to respect the health instructions posted in the church: obligation to wear a mask, respect for the rules of distancing and barrier gestures.
Radio show Générations France Musique, le live – broadcast Saturday, June 5, 4pm
The organs of Saint-Sulpice on the air: special program on the organs of Saint-Sulpice, recorded on June 2, 2021, broadcast on France Musique on June 5.
>> Link to the France Musique live & podcast
>> Photos of rehearsals and recording
Benoît Mernier – May 16th live recital
For the second recital of the season, AROSS is pleased to welcome Benoît Mernier, composer, organist, professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels.
The concert video is available until August 17, 2021.
Pierre Queval – April 17th live recital
Live video of Pierre Queval‘s recital, the first concert of our 2021 season.
Due to health measures in France, this concert took place behind closed doors without an audience.
The concert video is available until July 18, 2021.
Interactive demo session of the choir organ – Saturday, May 1st, 8.30pm
Regarding the 2021 composition competition and in order to help those of you interested in candidating in the “choir & organ” category, AROSS proposes an interactive demo session presenting the different sounds of the choir organ, on Saturday May 1st, 2021, 8:30PM (church closed, no audience).
>> Youtube link
Presentation: Pierre-François Dub-Attenti
Live English translation: Camille Haedt-Goussu
Musical examples: Daniel Roth
With the participation of Catherine Simonpietri, Artistic Director of the Vocal Ensemble Sequenza 9.3.
Interactive tour of the great organ – Saturday, November 21 & 28, 9.00pm
In order to help those of you interested in applying for #SaintSulpice2021 composition competition, AROSS proposes two interactive demo sessions presenting the different sounds of the great organ. A first evening with Daniel Roth will be broadcast live on YouTube on Saturday November 21st, a second one with Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin will be broadcast on November 28th.
>> The competition
>> Youtube link, November 21st
>> Youtube link, November 28th
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2021 Concert season
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