...singers freed from tension and even more radiant...

Diapason - Pierre Rigaudière
The Angels au Festival de Royaumont

On this occasion a cappella, Les Métaboles are, with their concert "The Angels", at the heart of the weekend's 'In Flight' theme. We actually take off with a programme concocted by the very efficient Léo Warynski, at the heart of which is the vocal music by Jonathan Harvey and which naturally resonates with Byrd, Palestrina and Purcell.
Unaggressive and marked by a harmonic hedonism that resembles the Scandinavian and Baltic choral vein, Harvey's meditative music reflects his Buddhist inspiration. Performed during the encore by singers freed from tension and even more radiant, the short piece “The Angels” abundantly fills the acoustics of the Monks' Refectory and illuminates the evening.