Arts-Scène Diffusion

Ensemble Irini

POLYMORPHIC VOCAL ENSEMBLE

O Sidera

This program in mixt quintet (mezzo, contralto, ténor, deux basses) conserves the two musical poles of Ensemble Irini that are: Catholic Western- Orthodox Eastern. Those two poles are put in resonance here around the topic of Christian Mysticism. O Sidera explores the mysteries and limits of human conception of the divine, and how those strange frontiers are transcripted in Music. The Western part of the program is embodied by Orlando di Lasso's mystical Prophetiae Sibyllarum, composed circa 1553-55, while History loses the track of the great composer for two years. The style of this unique opus is absolutely breathtaking by its modernity, with its chromatisms wovenning the language of the intangible. The texts are those of the Antic Sibyls (Delphes, Perse, Libye..), reshaped by christian scholars to announce the arrival of the Messiah. The Byzantine part presents liturgical songs of Constantinopolis such as the virtuoso Cheruvikon, the Agni Parthene, the Polyeleos or the Acathiste to the Theotokon, all touching to the mystery of the divine, singing of the humble place of Mankind regarding the "Great beyond" as poet Rabindranath Tagore writes.

September 2021

Discography

O Sidera

O Sidera


Paraty, 2021

 


Videos

O Sidera

Lila Hajosi - Direction, arrangements

Eulalia Fantova - Mezzo Soprano

Julie Azoulay - Contralto

Benoît-Joseph Meier : Tenor

Guglielmo Buonsanti - Bass

Alessandro Ravasio - Bass

 

Label Paraty / Pias Harmonia Mundi

Release October 2021

 

Coproduction Abbaye de Noirlac, Région Sud, Drac PACA, ADAMI, Mairie des Baux de Provence.

 

Images : Julie Sève

Sound : Aude-Marie Piloz


O Sidera : Sibylla Agrippa - Prophetiae Sibyllarum- Roland de Lassus

Lila Hajosi - Direction, arrangements

Eulalia Fantova - Mezzo Soprano

Julie Azoulay - Contralto

Benoît-Joseph Meier : Tenor

Guglielmo Buonsanti - Bass

Alessandro Ravasio - Bass

 

Label Paraty / Pias Harmonia Mundi

Release October 2021

 

Coproduction Abbaye de Noirlac, Région Sud, Drac PACA, ADAMI, Mairie des Baux de Provence.

 

Images : Julie Sève

Sound : Aude-Marie Piloz


Ensemble Irini in residence at Noirlac Abbey

BipTV report

First day of rehearsals for the Irini Ensemble preparing its new opus "O Sidera" (Label Paraty) in residence and recording at the Abbaye de Noirlac from 22 February 2021 to 1 March.


Lila Hajosi, director, presents "O Sidera"

Abbaye de Noirlac

Recording O Sidera 

Paraty/Pias Harmonia Mundi

Région Sud, Ministère de la Culture, ADAMI, Abbaye de Noirlac, Commune des Baux de Provence, Arsud

Videomaker : Julie Sève


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O Sidera
O Sidera

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