Friday 10 September 2021, 9pm
Abbatiale d'Ambronay
Festival d'Ambronay


Grands motets by Charles-Hubert Gervais
Super Flumina Babylonis ; Jubilate Deo ; Miserere Magnificat RV 610 by Antonio Vivaldi

Marie PerbostDéborah Cachet, dessus 
Nicholas Scott, haute-contre 
Benoît Arnould, basse-taille 

Sylvain Sartre, conductor
Les Ombres
Choir of Le Concert Spirituel

Gervais / Vivaldi

After the success of their world re-creation of Destouches' Sémiramis in 2018, Les Ombres and Le Concert Spirituel's choir continue their exploration of French never before performed repertoire in Ambronay. Charles-Hubert Gervais (1671-1744), superintendent and master of music at the Chapelle Royale under Louis XV, composed works for choir and orchestra strongly influenced by Italian music. Some of his great motets are heard here in dialogue with a masterpiece by Vivaldi, his superb Magnificat.