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FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL D'ORGUE DE VOUVANT - DIDIER LEDOUX

in Vouvant
15 Full-fare
  • From 06 July to 29 August, come and enjoy the Vouvant International Organ Festival.

  • Saturday 6 July / 8.30pm / Vouvant celebrates Gabriel Fauré: 1845-1924

    Didier LEDOUX
    Titular organist of the great organ of La Rochelle cathedral and organ teacher at the conservatoire
    Mathilde MILHIÈRE, soprano
    Martin BARIGAULT, baritone
    POLYMNIE Vocal Ensemble
    Fabrice MAURIN, conductor

    Gabriel Fauré (Pamiers 1845 - Paris 1924):
    - Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music, Op. 80
    Prélude - Fileuse - Sicilienne - La mort de Mélisande
    Transcription for organ by Louis Robilliard
    - Requiem,...
    > Saturday 6 July / 8.30pm / Vouvant celebrates Gabriel Fauré: 1845-1924

    Didier LEDOUX
    Titular organist of the great organ of La Rochelle cathedral and organ teacher at the conservatoire
    Mathilde MILHIÈRE, soprano
    Martin BARIGAULT, baritone
    POLYMNIE Vocal Ensemble
    Fabrice MAURIN, conductor

    Gabriel Fauré (Pamiers 1845 - Paris 1924):
    - Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music, Op. 80
    Prélude - Fileuse - Sicilienne - La mort de Mélisande
    Transcription for organ by Louis Robilliard
    - Requiem, version for two soloists, mixed choir and organ, Op. 48
    Introït and Kyrie - Offertory - Sanctus - Pie Jesu - Agnus Dei - Libera me - In Paradisum
    Transcription of the orchestra for organ by Didier Ledoux

    Co-produced with the Ensemble vocal POLYMNIE in residence in Vouvant

    Didier Ledoux studied organ with André Isoir at the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt, then with Xavier Darasse and Jean Boyer at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon. In La Rochelle, he teaches organ and harpsichord at the conservatoire and is titular organist of the great Merklin organ in Saint-Louis cathedral. In 2021, Didier Ledoux took part in the inaugural cycle of the Fossaert organ in Vouvant.

    Mathilde Milhères: Born into a family of organists, Mathilde Milhères turned to singing at the conservatoire in Châtellerault, then in Fabrice Maurin's class in La Rochelle and at the conservatoire in Cergy-Pontoise. The Été Musical collective in Vouneuil-sur-Vienne gave her her first experience with Suzanne in The Marriage of Figaro, Servilia in La Clémence de Titus and, in 2021, the title role in Messager's Véronique.

    Martin Barigault began his singing studies with Fabrice Maurin at the conservatoire in La Rochelle, and went on to win a singing prize and a musicology degree in Tours. In 2023, he won a singing prize at the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles. As part of this training, he sang under the direction of Emmanuelle Haïm and Hervé Niquet. He took his first steps as a soloist with the Polymnie ensemble.

    Fabrice Maurin: Passionate about teaching singing, Fabrice Maurin teaches at the Conservatoire de La Rochelle. This teaching activity has given him the opportunity to see some of his pupils enter the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, the Paris Conservatoire and leading schools abroad. After initiating the Académie vocale en Vendée romane, he now devotes most of his time to directing the vocal ensemble Polymnie, which he founded. Fabrice Maurin is regularly asked to sing solos in oratorios, and has sung under the direction of Alain Altinoglu, Paul Colléaux, Patrick Davin, Valérie Fayet, Jean-Yves Gaudin, Sigiswald Kuijken, Michel Piquemal, Hugo Reyne and others.

    The Polymnie Vocal Ensemble was founded in 2008 and is made up of a core group of professional artists, conservatoire students and amateur singers driven by a desire for high standards and enthusiasm. Anchored in the Vendée and neighbouring departments, Polymnie is a showcase for young professional singers. Its repertoire ranges from early music to contemporary works. The musical quality of its productions and the relevance of its educational initiatives have made Polymnie a key player in the development of the performing arts in the region. The ensemble has been in residence in Vouvant with the Orgue & Musique à Vouvant association since the organ was built in 2021.

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    Admission: €15
    Under 20s: €10 (with proof of age)
    Under 16s: free (only at the concert entrance)

    Ticket office: (opening soon)
    - Vouvant, Fontenay-le-Comte, La Châtaigneraie and Maillezais Tourist Offices
    Tel: 02 51 69 44 99
    - Online: billetterie.vendeegrandsud.com
    - At the church, ½ hour before the concert: payment by card possible

    Access to the concert via the Théodelin nave

    Children: recommended for ages 5 and up
  • Rates
  • Basic price adult
    15 €
  • Discounted rate
    10 €
  • Children's price
    Free
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  • On July 6, 2024 at 8:30 PM
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