This quite extraordinary project extends over three evenings and is dedicated to French Baroque music for the pre-Easter liturgy, the Offices de ténèbres. As in those days, the singers are only dimly glimpsed behind veils, illuminated by candlelight.
Maundy Thursday represents the climax of La Cetra's three-day Holy Week event: an immersive pre-Easter experience with music composed especially for the day and used since the 16th century to prepare for Easter, Morales' "Missa Mille regretz" - followed after sunset by the final part of the Offices de ténèbres. The enigmatic baroque ritual during Holy Week together with the musicians of La Cetra, during which the candlelight in the church slowly goes out.
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