Olivier Rault, artistic director of the Voce Humana festival, organized in the Trégor of the 1st
r to August 14, presents meetings with nine young artists or ensembles from the classical scene.
Marie Perbost and Robert Gonnella
“Marie Perbost, winner in 2020 of the Victoires de la Musique in the revelation category, has prepared a program of opera arias and melodies. To link the different pieces, she imagined and wrote a story that constitutes a framework for the show. One of her strengths is to be a great actress, a talent that she puts at the service of music”.
On August 1, at the Notre-Dame church, in Plouaret
Maïlys de Villoutreys and Clara Izambert-Jarry
“Maïlys de Villoutreys and I worked together in the choir of the Rennes Opera, before she joined the Paris Conservatory. She offers a program for her soprano voice, accompanied by harpist Clara Izambert-Jarry. The duo rediscovers romances and love melodies by Sophie Gail, composer of the late 18th century and early 19th century, alongside pieces by Mozart and Schubert. Very famous at the time, she fell into oblivion like many composers”.
August 4, at the Saint-Pierre church, in Coatréven.
“They are four Rennais, a soprano and a tenor, a piano and a violin. It’s been several years since we had the idea of doing things on the balconies of Lannion. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Les Tardives, we wanted to add something a little different from what we usually do. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the two singers sing at balconies in town and seek each other out. And they meet on the Quai d’Aiguillon stage at 7 p.m. The themes are taken from operas and musicals. They are Rennais”.
On August 5, as part of the Tardives, in Lannion
The Pérotin Le Grand set
“To organize a concert of medieval chant and Gregorian chant, I went to Notre-Dame de Paris. Sylvain Dieudonné, the head of the ensemble, a long-time trainer in the mastery of the cathedral, set up his ensemble in 2020. They are true specialists in the repertoire and music of the 12th and 13th centuries. Some pieces are almost village songs, others are more sophisticated, this repertoire is very eclectic”.
On August 7, at the church of Brélévenez, in Lannion
Agathe Peyrat and Pierre Cussac
“Agathe Peyrat sings at the opera, Pierre Cussac is an accordionist who touches everything. They also do a lot of jazz and have teamed up to do songs. Their idea is to revisit very well-known songs, and to discover different horizons in the song. From Bourvil to the Beatles via Radiohead, Purcell and Brigitte Fontaine. We can expect a concert that is both intimate and energizing, presented by generous and exuberant artists”.
August 13, at the multipurpose hall of Île-Grande, in Pleumeur-Bodou.
“La Tempête, a vocal and instrumental company, is highly recognized on the classical scene. Its original programs navigate between eras, from old pre-Gregorian Roman chant to Renaissance music to contemporary music. We go from one era to another without knowing where we are, the landmarks are blurred. For this concert, the church will be illuminated, and the singers will stroll through the church. It’s an original concert, not at all what we usually see”.
August 14, at the Saint-Jean-du-Baly church, in Lannion.
The Octuor Oxymore, conducted by Éléonore Le Lamer
“This young ensemble from Rennes was born in 2019, under the impetus of Éléonore Le Lamer. One of the objectives of the project is to work on the form, in atypical places. It is therefore very good to have them come under the radome, an atypical place par excellence, for which they have prepared a special program. It is a dialogue between contemporary music and early music, baroque and renaissance, playing with the particular acoustics of this bubble”.
August 2, at the Radôme, in Pleumeur-Bodou.
The Curious Bards
“It’s a Celtic baroque music ensemble, based on research on Irish, Welsh and Scottish music. It will be an alternation between instrumental dances and traditional songs from these countries. The conductor trained in this repertoire, studied the stylistic aspect. All of them play in baroque orchestras, in the largest ensembles, pay homage to Celtic music without coming from the traditional milieu”.
August 9, Notre-Dame de Consolation church, in Vieux-Marché.
“This a cappella vocal quartet, formed in Rennes in 2019, performs a repertoire of jazz standards, arranged songs and themes from Disney films arranged for four voices. It is inspired by what is called the Barber Shop repertoire, born in barbershops in the United States, whose harmonies are very elaborate. We can expect an extremely punchy, lively and lively concert”.
August 11, at the Saint-Milliau church, in Ploumilliau.