A grand artistic ceremony that brings together works from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.
Conceived as an artistic and spiritual experience, Rituæls brings together works dating from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Throughout the show, the musicians occupy several spaces in a way that echoes the grandeur and the depth of the pieces on the program. The lighting, scenography and staging contribute to creating a succession of moments that transport and invite contemplation, creating a moment of connection and introspection.
This show was the subject of a film-concert released in 2021 and of an album which will be published under the Alpha Classics label in 2024.
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179):O vis aeternitatis
Arvo Pärt (born in 1935): Psalom and Summa
Nicole Lizée (born in 1973): Another Living Soul*
Bryce Dessner (born in 1976): Aheym and Tenebre*
Michael Tippett (1905-1998): Lament
Jocelyn Morlock (1969-2023): Exaudi*
*arranged by Thibault Bertin-Maghit
What they said
“A sensory landscape that evokes timelessness... the real, the important.”
- Pan M 360
“Whenever we make something, especially something new, we may not always know what we’ve made. It’s therefore quite marvelous to discover something displaying genuine mastery, created with a deep understanding of the issues facing the audience.”
- Barcza Blog
“Moved, moved to tears, shivers, hairs standing up, the spine straightening on its own, the heart tightening, a smile forming, tenderness received, all senses on alert ... in the end, I just want to say thank you.”
- Audience member
Rituæls - The album
Rituæls will be released in 2024.
More info to come.