Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sublime Concert

Sister Rose have just returned from a concert - Vivaldi's Magnificat performed to perfection in St. Pierre la Cuisine. It was an an amazing, astonishing, splendid, sublime concert. Beautiful music, wonderfully performed in the most incredible setting.

St. Pierre la Cuisine is a ragbag of a building. There are bits from the 5th century when Toulouse was Roman, afterwards the Visigoths, whose royal palace was nearby, left some bits of walls. There's a Christian necropolis and then an 11th century church was rebuilt on the site and bits were added in the 13th, 16th, 17th centuries. More recently, they cleaned it up and stabilized it and put in an acoustical ceiling and very comfortable seating, in a kind of deluxe bleacher-type seating.

The video is disappointing, I filmed for much longer than this, but something obviously didn't work. But I've included it. Even 5 seconds is worth experiencing. And I've included a still picture so you can admire it even more.

1 comment:

peaceable_tate said...

Even the snippet of the recording captures the beautiful quality of the sound.