20 September, 7 pm
St. Francis of Assisi (Bernardine) Roman Catholic Church, Maironio g. 10, Vilnius
Chant des Templiers
Manuscript of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
Ensemble Organum (France), director Marcel Pérès
Jérôme Casalonga, Antoine Sicot, Frédéric Tavernier, Jean-Etienne Langianni, Marcel Pérès
A rare and fascinating 12th-century manuscript from the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is one of the oldest sources that affords us a look into the musical activities of the Order of the Knights Templar. The manuscript was reconstructed by Marcel Pérès and his Ensemble Organum.
The evolution of the mediaeval music repertoire from the 6th century onwards has been approached in numerous projects by Ensemble Organum, founded by French musicologist Marcel Pérès, for more than four decades. The role played by this ensemble in shaping perceptions of this music by audiences today is indisputable. It reaches far beyond revealing the rich diversity of Europe’s musical heritage: it has revived it, and has influenced and enriched our understanding of the repertoire like no other ensemble. Ensemble Organum invites us to adopt a different approach to the past, by situating the rediscovery and updating of the music of the past at the heart of the great socio-cultural trends in the modern world.
Admission free, donations desired