Le Labyrinthe: Leçons de Ténèbres
Chapel Perilous Productions presents Michel-Richard de Lalande’s ‘Leçons de Ténèbres’ and Miserere (1730). Beautiful, gentle, introvert sacred music from the French Baroque of great style and grace performed by an intimate band of musicians – soprano, theorbo, viola da gamba and organ.
Venture into the labyrinth and discover your own path to enlightenment this Easter. Join Anna Fraser (soprano), Neal Peres da Costa (continuo organ), Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba/viols) and Simon Martyn-Ellis (lute/theorbo) on a sumptuous and spiritual journey showcasing this beautiful and rarely heard French Baroque vocal work.
Event dates and booking information:
Saturday 21 March, 7:30pm
St Mary’s Cathedral, Crypt
St Mary’s Road, Sydney NSW 2000
Sunday 22 March, 5:00pm
Wesley Church, Wesley Music Centre
20-22 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT 2603
Tuesday 24 March, 7pm
Parish of Holy Name, Wahroonga
35 Billyard Avenue Wahroonga NSW 2076
Full price $50; Concession* $40; Under 30 $30
*Aged pensioner, senior and student
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Michel-Richard de Lalande was one of the most influential and accomplished composers of sacred music for performance by women at the court of Versailles in the years around the beginning of the eighteenth century. This program presenting his three surviving Leçons de Ténèbres (for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Holy Week) are not only the most typical examples, but the most expressive and persuasive.
The labyrinth is an effective spiritual tool, generic in nature, and personal in application. Most people who walk a labyrinth see the metaphor at once: it is like the twists and turns of their journey through life. This analogy can be carried further: the way we walk the labyrinth both reflects and affects how we see ourselves and our world.