Une nuit américaine

Une nuit américaine

15 €

A program that honours American vocal music from the 20th and 21st centuries, with emblematic composers from that country’s great choral tradition. Whether it’s Barber – and his famous Agnus Dei, but also his The Reincarnations, a cycle of songs based on Irish poems – Copland – a major figure of his generation, and author of an important body of choral works – or more recently Eric Whitacre, a young composer whose reputation has long spread beyond the borders of the United States.

To accompany this musical program, Quentin Bisch has imagined a cycle of four fragrances that lead the audience from dusk to dawn.

Video

Une nuit américaine with Quentin Bisch, perfumer / teaser

Les Métaboles - Léo Warynski, direction. Une nuit américaine - Olfactory concert, an original and unique concept in France

Eric Whitacre - Sleep / Live France Musique 2018

In the press

Great beauty of the ensemble, the purity of the vocal tones and the refinement of these young singers who allow them to have a unique sound

02/02/2017
Classica - Romaric Gergorin
Une nuit américaine (CD)

Une nuit américaine – Works by Copland, Barber, Feldman, Whitacre
Aa beautiful panorama of vocal works all imbued with great fervor without ever falling into a firefighting drama, fatal pitfall to many contemporary composers. (...) ... we must salute the great beauty of the ensemble, the purity of the vocal tones and the refinement of these young singers who allow them to have a unique sound that we would like to hear in Feldman's "Rothko Chapel" rather than in the anecdotal "Christian Wolf in Cambridge". So this beautiful record delights us while missing a little flesh, daring and risk-taking "

This second recording is even more accomplished

12/11/2016
Webtheatre.fr - Olivier Olgan
Une nuit américaine (CD)

«This second recording is even more accomplished.»

A magnificent record which will enchant all amateurs of choral a capella singing at the highest level

12/11/2016
ConcertoNet - Gilles Lesur
Une nuit américaine (CD)

A magnificent record which will enchant all amateurs of choral a cappella singing at the highest level and those curious to discover works rarely heard in our country. The execution highlights a high quality French professional vocal ensemble that will now have to be reckoned with.

One of the great French choral ensembles

08/11/2016
France Musique, En Pistes - Emilie Munéra
Une nuit américaine (CD)

During this election week in the USA, En Pistes’s favourite is the latest record by the vocal ensemble Les Métaboles titled “Une Nuit Américaine”. A record, filled with discoveries, which establishes Les Métaboles as one of the great French choral ensembles.

Aaron Copland

Four motets
Thou O Jehovah
Help us O Lord
Have Mercy On us
Sing Ye Praises To Our King


Morton Feldman

Christian Wolff in Cambridge


Eric Whitacre

Lux aurumque
Sleep


Morten Lauridsen

O Magnum Mysterium


Samuel Barber

Reincarnations
Mary Hines
Anthony
The Coolin
Let down the Bars O Death
To be sung on the water