Music in the Time of Saint Louis

Eglise Saint-Spire, Corbeil-Essonnes

October 3, 2021


As part of the days dedicated to Saint Louis in Corbeil-Essonnes and the 750th anniversary of his death, this concert brings to a close the weekend of various events and conferences around the relics of Saint Louis and a manuscript of the Golden Legend by Jacques de Voragine, immersing you in the sacred and secular music of the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries.

Whether polyphonic or monodic, the various pieces chosen by the Sine Cum ensemble will take you on a journey to the time of the Crusades, and also to Paris with the motets composed on one of the medieval hits "Flos fillius" from the Stirps Jesse composed by Fulbert de Chartres. The concert will end with the inauguration of a medieval garden in honour of Alice de Bergère, a generous 12th century donor without whom the Saint-Jean de Corbeil commandery would not have been created. The women composers (Hildegard von Bingen, Blanche de Castille) and those praised for their gentleness and goodness (Machaut, Thibaut de Champagne) will be given pride of place.

Ensemble Sine Cum

Valérie Lepage, Maud Haering and Esther Labourdette : soprano Olivier Camelin : organetto

Commanderie Saint-Jean
24 rue Widmer, Corbeil-Essonnes

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