Le Labyrinthe: Leçons de Ténèbres et Miserere
AboutVenture into the labyrinth and discover your own path to enlightenment this Easter.
Join Anna Fraser (soprano), Thomas Wilson (organ) and the women of St Paul’s College Chapel Choir (Jack Stephens, Director of Music) on a sumptuous and spiritual journey, guided by College Chaplain, Rev Antony Weiss, showcasing this beautiful and rarely heard French Baroque vocal work.
Michel-Richard de Lalande's 'Leçons de Ténèbres' and Miserere (1730) is beautiful, decorative, introvert sacred music of great style and grace and will be performed on the College Chapel’s two-manual Flentrop pipe organ.
De Lalande was one of the most influential and accomplished composers of sacred music for performance by women at the court of Versailles at the beginning of the 18th Century. 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.
St Paul’s College Chapel
9 City Road, Camperdown NSW 2050