Songs of Experience

Bowie - Caplet - Ohana - Elgar - Salvador - Brel - Valle...

When human beings are gripped by the experience of love, or joy, or wonder, another dimension of life opens up before them; a feeling of being fulfilled encourages them to express themselves with renewed energy, through poetry, music and song. Being confronted with sadness, death, suffering, and the very depths of existence, unlocks a quite different perception of reality, one that cannot find a response in the spoken word alone. A further source of inspiration, the encounter with the sacred dimension, offers us a glimpse of something totally different, and inspires new lyrical aspirations. The songs that interpret these three great existential experiences can intertwine or confront each other, transcending styles, periods or languages.


What's in a Name?

Morley - Monteverdi - Schumann - Fauré - Legrand - The Beatles - Paul Simon...

Whether they remind us beautiful memories or bitter insults, names all bear a story. So many eternal faces studied by Perspectives in this programme. The Lamento d’Arianna (Monteverdi), The Adieu to Amaryllis (Wilbye), the undying love for Michelle (The Beatles) or Rosanna (Toto) or even Sylvia’s ode (Schubert)… Names have always inspired poets and musicians. To say a name is expressing a feeling. What characters hide behind these names? To what pictures do they send us back? How do they resonate in us?


Playlist

Coleridge Taylor - Mendelssohn - Duke Ellington - Brahms - The Beach Boys - Parry - Spiritual - Stanford ...

Perspectives invites you to imagine concert differently, to de-compartmentalize Music. The singers gather around this programme with the will to open up a new dimension and an original approach in order to offer a new perceptive space, far away from stylistic splits and well-worn paths in which Music often loses its Arianne’s thread.


The Song of Possibilities

Gibbons - Purcell - Schubert - Grieg - Ravel - Poulenc - Tavener - Decoust...

When being born, a person is a being in the making whose future is yet to be define and open to every possibilities. He will grow, marvel, meet, pray, grow old, die. He’s going to live! These mysteries will go its way, inspiring in passing many poets and musicians…


Sacred Music through the Ages

Victoria - White - Purcell - Schütz - Gesualdo - Reger - Cornysh ...

This programme of Sacred Music proposes to listen to the links between masters and disciples but also the links between composers living at the same time but in different countries. From English Renaissance to German Romanticism to twentieth century French Music…