Duruflé in Paris Choral Festival
May 6-8, 2018
Festival Chorus, Orchestre de l’académie de l’ile Saint-Louis,
Mitchell Covington, Artistic Director; Laurel Covington, Assistant Director
This is the 15th century church where Maurice Duruflé served as organist and choirmaster from 1929 until his death in 1975.
St-Etienne is located in the heart of Paris, near the Université Paris-Sorbonne. This will be the location of our final performance.
Considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, Chartres is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mostly constructed between 1194 and 1250, the cathedral is in an exceptional state of preservation. The majority of the original stained glass windows survive intact, while the architecture has seen only minor changes since the early 13th century.
Notre Dame Cathedral
is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world.
The naturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlier Romanesque architecture. The cathedral treasury is notable for its reliquary which houses some of Catholicism's most important relics.
The cathedral was essentially complete by 1345.