Grande Midnight Mass
Messe de minuit de Charpentier
Thursday 5th December 2019 - 8.30 - Eglise de Marcq-en-Baroeul
Charpentier’s Midnight Mass for Christmas forms part of the Parody Mass tradition dating from the beginning of the 16thcentury, in which popular Christmas tunes were used to compose the various movements making up the Proper of the Mass. Charpentier’s mass is therefore redolent of a wide range of colours and emotions.
This short work is interspersed with four Christmas carols telling the story of the Nativity.
Mathieu Romano : conductor
La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy
Dominique Visse : conductor
David Tricou : counter-tenor
Hugues Primard : tenor
Renaud Delaigue : bass