Les Cris de Paris & Geoffroy Jourdain

Passions: Top French choir and ensemble delves into Venetian baroque
  • Fri 21 Mar ’25
    Jurriaanse Zaal
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Venice is not on land, but it is not really in the sea either. It is in the West, but also in the East. Religious, but also theatrical: this is a place where music has innovated for centuries. In Passions, France's top choir and the ensemble Les Cris de Paris blur the boundaries between Venetian opera and religious music. 

Geoffroy Jourdain shows with his Les Cris de Paris that innovation seemed to be in the Venetian waters. Whether music was written for entertainment or for the church, new emotions and new techniques were given full scope. Monteverdi is still known for this centuries later, but Les Cris de Paris also blurs the boundaries between known and unknown by including composers such as Merula and Caldara. 

concert themes and series:

Song which is both land and water and in which the listener can drown without getting wet.

NRC ★★★★☆


Merula Hor che’l tempo di dormire | Monteverdi Crucifixus a 4 (Selva Morale e Spirituale) | Ritornella (Chi vol che m’innamori) | Orfeo, Sinfonia acte II | Cantate domino (Selva Morale e Spirituale) | Adoramus te | Hor che’l ciel e la terra uit Madrigalen boek VII | O Jesu mea vita | Beatus vir (Selva Morale e Spirituale) | Lotti Crucifixus a 6 | Crucifixus a 8 | Crucifixus a 10 | La vita caduca, "In una siepe ombrosa" | Caldara Crucifixus a 16 | Cavalli Salve Regina 


Les Cris de Paris | Geoffroy Jourdain music director