Messe un jour ordinaire



Messe d’un jour ordinaire (Mass for an ordinary day) revolves mainly around two texts: the ritual of Mass and the insignificant words of Laurence, a young woman adrift, an ordinary addict, who has now passed away, from a filmed document by Jean-Michel Carré, « Galère de femmes ». The two are confronted: the emphatic, dramatic, self-assured collective speech and the individual, modest, minimal, human and insignificant speech.


Project co-produced by the Cité musicale-Metz and supported by Sacem, La Copie privée Adami and la Maison de la Musique Contemporaine


Messe d'un jour ordinaire

Bernard Cavanna Messe un jour ordinaire

Francis Poulenc
Quatre Motets pour un temps de pénitence...
Un soir de neige, cantate profane
Exultate Deo, motet pour les fêtes solennelles

Les Métaboles
Ensemble Multilatérale

Léo Warynski, direction



Saturday, May 28 2022 - 8 pmMesse un jour ordinaireCité musicale - Metz


In 1994, Messe un jour ordinaire crossed the vehement and shattering words of mass with that, individual and derisory, of Laurence, a young drug addict who appeared in a documentary by Jean-Michel Carré. 20 years later, Bernard Cavanna rewrites it to reinforce the presence of voice and choir.