Choirs of the Rouen's Conservatory

Scandinavian polyphony

Scandinavian polyphony

Saturday 16 September 2017

16h00

Church of Mortrée

Your concert...

 Interpreters

MASTER AND VOCAL ASSEMBLY OF THE DEPARTEMENTAL RADIATION CONSERVATORY OF ROUEN 

Pascal HELLOT, direction

 Programming

Works by Veljo TORMIS
Liisa MATVEINEN
Gjermund LARSEN
Gunnar ERIKSSON
Grete PEDERSEN
Eduardo MAKAROFF

Today, the polyphony of the northern European countries plays a major part in the revival of the vitality of choral singing. Based on the richness of a deeply rooted tradition, it always provokes the interest of the Scandinavian composers. It is this powerful repertoire that the choirs of the Conservatory of Rouen chose to make live the time of a concert. A choral tradition sometimes misunderstood and yet captivating.

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Saint-Pierre's Church of Mortrée...

In 1828, Martin Duval, owner of the castle of Ô gives to the commune a ground and buildings located in the heart of the town center to construct a church and a public square. The first work began in 1829 but was soon slowed down by technical problems. The authorities then asked for the intervention of the new departmental architect Dominique Dedeaux during the summer of 1830. Dedeaux made important modifications, notably moving the tower of the bell tower, redesigning the facade and endowing the building with corner chapels. After many difficulties, the construction was completed at the end of 1831 and the interior layout in 1835. The neo-Greek or neo-classical church of Mortrée is the most accomplished example of these buildings Plan basilical in the department of Orne.

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