About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Campra and Charpentier at Versailles's treasured and world‐renowned Versailles Palace.
Marvel at the lavish grandeur of the Palace of Versailles, a huge Baroque complex comprising a former royal residence, incredible gardens, spectacular fountains, and the Museum of the History of France. The complex stretches over 787 hectares and is a major UNESCO World Heritage Site. Restoration began in 1892, and although interrupted by both World Wars, among other cataclysmic events, continues today.
Visitors should devote a whole day to Versailles, with its abundance of attractions. Deservedly, the most famous room is the Hall of Mirrors — a 70 metre gallery decorated with 17 huge mirrors that reflect the opposite windows and their garden views. However, the Royal Opera of Versailles is another of the Palace's gems. Its' wooden interior painted to look like marble means that the opera house boasts superb acoustics, as well as the finest décor.
Treat yourself to the best of classical music amidst the opulence of this world‐famous palace!
- Charpentier, Marc‐Antoine – Psaume David LXX : 3e Psaume du premier nocturne du Mercredi saint H. 228
- Charpentier, Marc‐Antoine – Psaume David XXVI : 3e Psaume du premier nocturne du Jeudi saint “Dominus illuminatio mea” H. 229
- Charpentier, Marc‐Antoine – Psaume David XV : 3e Psaume du premier nocturne du Vendredi saint “Conserva me Domine” H. 230
- Campra, Andre – Requiem (c. 1732)
Les Arts Florissants
Les Arts Florissants is a Baroque ensemble of singers and musicians founded in 1979 by William Christie and based in France. The group is particularly noted for its productions of baroque operas.