Church of Illiers-Combray Sunday May 29 at 5 p.m. Concert “Invitation to travel” Choir Aria de Paris + 6 musicians Church of Saint-Jacques – Illiers-Combray, May 29, 2022, Illiers-Combray.
Church of Illiers-Combray Sunday 29 May at 5 p.m. Concert “Invitation to travel” Choir Aria de Paris + 6 musicians
Saint-Jacques Church – Illiers-Combray, Sunday May 29 at 5:00 p.m.
**A show that is part of the cultural season “LES BEAUX JOURS D’ILLIERS-COMBRAY” 2022** [**Voir le programme complet**](https://www.ducotedebeauceetperche.org/agenda-culturel/?oaq%5Buid%5D=96158841) . . ### Sunday May 29 at 5 p.m. ### At the Church of Illiers-Combray ### “**WORLD MUSIC: Invitation to Travel**” ### Instrumental ensemble: 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello , 1 percussion, ### Accompanied by the _**Chœur Aria de Paris**_ (40 singers). . Price: €8/€4 for under-18s and job seekers Reservations: [[firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com)](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) . ### **PROGRAM** _When in 1906, Marcel Proust set off in search of lost time, France – his France – was at a crossroads. Fruit of the industrial revolution, colonization now carries within it the seeds of the Great War which will break the ailing West. Thus, the Orient, symbol of Elsewhere and otherness, fascinates the writer who would like to believe in another relationship between men. Lulled since childhood by The Thousand and One Nights, he wants to meet the foreigner, persuaded to finally find there the missing part of his being._ _Like Victor Hugo, Marcel Proust dreams of the Orient in through a Paris that is only too familiar to him, making the Hôtel de Jupien a harem and the Hôtel de Guermantes a Scheherazadian seraglio. Today, it is you who dream of Elsewhere. The Aria de Paris choir, directed by Grégoire Michaud and accompanied by six professional musicians, offers you a concert of Proustian ambivalence, oscillating between East and West, 19th and 20th centuries, reason and passion._ _Because one hundred years later, these lands distant places where our inner journeys sometimes take us, we are always looking for them…_ Gustav Holst – I Love My Love Gustav Holst – My Sweetheart’s Like Venus Aaron Copland – I Bought me a Cat & Ching-a-ring Chaw Johannes Brahms – In Stiller Nacht , Erlaube Mir Carlos Guastavino – Arroz Con Leche Zoltan Kodaly – Esti Dal Francis Poulenc – Margoton, The Weavers Luciano Berio – Love Song Ireland – The Well Below The Valley South Africa – Sizongena Russia – Tania Taniusha Norway – Gjendines Badnlat Classical airs by soloist soprano South Africa – Mai nozipo Ireland – The Cuckold comes out the Amery Moldova – Traditional Airs . ### ARTISTS Choir and orchestra direction: Grégoire MICHAUD Instrumental ensemble: 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 piano, 1 percussion Chœur Aria de Paris (40 choristers) **LE CHOEUR ARIA DE PARIS** **_Le Chœur de Chambre Aria de Paris brings together around forty singers, recruited by audition for their vocal and musical qualities._** _Enriched by its choral experiences with its successive choirmasters since its founder François Vellard, via Étienne Lestringant and for 14 years Sylvie Portal, soprano, who knew how to pass on her passion for singing, the Aria de Paris is constantly evolving through the most diverse works, from the music of the Renaissance to that of our time. Sylvie Portal, anxious to promote the new generation, hands over the musical direction to Grégoire Michaud at the start of the 2018 school year. , either at the Valentin Haüy residence (Paris 19th), at the MPAA La Canopée, or even at the Cité U (Paris 14th)._ . **GREGOIRE MICHAUD** _**Pianist, Conductor, Choir Director, Musical Director**_ _Grégoire Michaud began music at the Limoges Conservatory where he studied piano, French horn and composition . He then joined the CNSM in Paris where he obtained his first prizes for writing, analysis, orchestration and ethnomusicology._ _Parallel to this, he trained in choir conducting and orchestra at the CRR in Paris where he obtained his DEM in 2020._ _In September 2018, he succeeded Sylvie Portal at the head of the Aria de Paris choir then in March 2020, he became assistant conductor at the Army Orchestra and since January 2021 has also assumed the direction of the Army Variety Orchestra. In September 2021, he joined the Orchester de la Sirène as guest conductor._ _Composer and arranger, Grégoire Michaud has worked with many ensembles: the Orchester des Pays de Savoie, the Musique des Gardiens de la Paix, the Démos, the Orchester des Lauréats du Conservatoire._ _Very active in the world of theatre, he wrote the music for the last three plays by Coline Serreau and recently collaborated with the company Ici Seul et Là Aussi._ . [**Sommaire complet de la saison “LES BEAUX JOURS D’ILLIERS-COMBRAY” 2022**](https://www.ducotedebeauceetperche.org/agenda-culturel/?oaq%5Buid%5D=96158841) . . [Retour au sommaire de l’AGENDA de Du Côté de Beauce & Perche](https://www.ducotedebeauceetperche.org/cultural-agenda/)
€8/€4 for under-18s and job seekers
Marcel Proust dreams of the Orient through a Paris that is only too familiar to him. During this Invitation to travel, it is you who dream elsewhere. A concert with a Proustian atmosphere.
Saint-Jacques Church – Illiers-Combray Church Square 28120 Illiers-Combray Illiers-Combray Eure-et-Loir
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