La Tempête fr


The ties that our Mediterranean cultures have formed for centuries are expressed here as though through a great celebration dedicated to common roots, and to the way in which sacred and popular rituals always play with borders and identities.

The coexistence of the three great monotheistic religions in millennial Jerusalem clearly demonstrates this point : inspiring as much as they reject each other, these beliefs are consistent with our societies, which search for unique identities and are yet so deeply linked to each other.

Simon-Pierre Bestion
Concept, arrangements and conductor

Georges Abdallah
Traditionnal singer

Milena Jeliazkova
Traditionnal singer

18 singers
14 Instrumentalists

2 oboes, 2 dulcians, clarinet/duduk, cornett, 2 sackbuts tenors, sackbut bass, serpent/tuba, 2 percussions, 2 double bass

Franz Liszt
Via Crucis extracts

Zad Moultaka
Mansur al-Hallaj poem(Xth century),  persian mystique

Sergueï Rachmaninov
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom extracts

Arvo Pärt
O Holy Saint Nicholas

Heinrich Schütz
An der Wassem zu Babel, David's Psalm 136

Hector Berlioz
"The childhood of Christ" extracts

Salomone Rossi
Al naharot Bavel, David's Psalm 136

Traditionnal orthodox, yemenite sephardi, arabic and melkite repertoire

Creation : Saint-Denis Festival and  Cité de la Voix, Vezelay