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Damien Guillon and Le Banquet Céleste in Festival de Saintes

 

The Banquet Celeste formation is particularly adapted to Bach’s earlier cantatas ideal for an ensemble of soloists and instruments in a chamber spirit.

 

Friday 18 July 2014à 13h00

Abbatiale – Abbaye aux Dames

 

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THE PROGRAMME

Bach

Cantate BWV4 “Christ Lag in Todesbanden”

Cantate BWV 153 “Schau Lieber Gott wie mein Feind”

Cantate BWV159 “Sehet wir geh’n hinauf nach Jerusalem”

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Céline Scheen, Damien Guillon, Thomas Hobbs, Benoît Arnould
Le Banquet Céleste
Damien Guillon, direction

 

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY…

« The young singer who developed his virtuosity discretely also has a wide experience of collective works (..)  time seems suspended on the  lips of Damien Guillon » (Marie-Aude Roux, Le Monde)

Every word, every note takes all its meaning from a solar song with such rare accuracy and intelligence. The almost perfect musical accompaniment gives more power to Guillon’s song, visibly very inspired by the chosen repertoire. (..) Guillon makes the desperate emotions personal without ever taking the easy option. 
(…) (Classique News)