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13th International Organ Festival
July 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
13th International Organ Festival with Olivier Vernet, great organ, J.C. Gandillet, choir organ and the “Les Meslanges” ensemble, on the theme of “François Couperin and Prince Antoine 1st,” organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs on Sunday 8 July, at 5 pm Cathédrale de Monaco.
On 8 July, we will commemorate the 350th anniversary of the birth of François Couperin, organist to Louis XIV. Prince Anthony I particularly appreciated his music, and two letters kept in the Palace Archives testify to his great admiration for this exceptional composer. Couperin composed a delightful piece for his daughter – The Princess of Chabeuil, or the Muse of Monaco. This concert recreates a service from the time of Prince Anthony I, with a men’s choir alternating with the great organ.