• Messes brèves de Mozart
    Messes brèves de Mozart
  • Messes brèves de Mozart
    Messes brèves de Mozart
  • Le Concert Spirituel (c) Festival des lumières
    Le Concert Spirituel (c) Festival des lumières
Saison 2022-2023

Thursday 8 september 
Musikfest Bremen

Monday 5 December, 8:00 pm
Toulon Music Festival, Church St-Paul du Mourillon

Saturday 18 February, 4:30 pm
Paris, Cité de la Musique*

Concert program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Messe brève en Fa Majeur Kv. 192
Messe brève en Ré Majeur Kv. 194
Sonate d'église en Do Majeur Kv. 328
Sonate d’église en La Majeur Kv. 225
Ave verum KV 618

Joseph Haydn
Offertorium « Non nobis Domine »
Alleluia, ext. de « O coelitum beati », motet
Concerto pour orgue (2nd mouvement Adagio)
Te Deum n°1 en Do Majeur

Michael Haydn
« Sub tuum praesidium » MH 654 en Do Majeur
Ave verum en Fa Majeur


Le Concert Spirituel, choir and orchestra
Hervé Niquet, conductor

1h30 with an interval

* :  Participative Concert (Special progam)

Mozart's Messes brèves and works by the Haydn brothers

What could be more subtle than letting music transmit, without words, the ideas of the divine text?
The program of this concert invites us to experience this questioning, with Mozart's Masses breves KV 192 and KV 194, each adopting a different position. Haydn's Te Deum No.1 in C major and Mozart's Ave verum KV 618 seek synthesis. In this they respond to the ideal of balance considered indispensable to beauty by 18th century society. The expression brought back to the essential then touches the most intimate.

"The brevity of these Salzburg masses, probably due to an officiant who preferred the speed of the services to the heavy and endless pump of the great masses, allows us to play two of them in the same evening. Adding prelude, gradual, offertory and motet of communion will be a child's play and a gourmandise of a researcher by drawing from the works of the Haydn brothers, Michael and Joseph. None of our authors pull the cover to him, all three being concentrated to serve with their best and with all their art the divine service! A few minutes of happiness thanks to a bishop in a hurry, it's paradise, right? ". Hervé Niquet

Présentation du programme "Mozart à Salzbourg" pour le Musikfest de Brême
Extrait du Festival de Rocamadour 2020