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  • Sunday March 10th 2024
  • Royal Chapel
  • 5pm | 1h15 without intermission


  • Louise Champion Soprano
  • Nicolas de la Fortelle Soprano
  • David Tricou Countertenor
  • Romain Champion Bass Tenor
  • Nicolas Brooymans Bass
  • Marguerite Louise Choir and orchestra
  • Gaétan Jarry Conductor


From the shadow and misery of death to the dazzling light of Resurrection, Charpentier’s composition masterfully highlights the turmoil caused by the mystery of Easter, the mystic passage from death to life. The prayers, lamentations and songs unanimously rise towards the benevolent Virgin Mary, whose own ascension to heaven reaches summits of expressivity in what must be Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s most perfect mass (and the last one he composed).

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The Missa Assumpta est Maria is the culmination of Charpentier’s work, the final mass he composed yet with an extraordinary, almost royal sense of splendour. The soloists, choir and orchestra are all more than fitting for a Te Deum for Louis XIV, lending the sense of ceremony and “Pompe Versaillaise” to the profound faith of the Grand Siècle.


For this extraordinarily beautiful programme that perfectly expresses the musical and religious sentiment of Louis XIV’s century, Gaétan Jarry conducts the Marguerite Louise musicians and singers in their preferred repertoire, adorned with the gilt and surges of baroque passion.


This programme is recorded on CD for the Château de Versailles Spectacles label.

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Missa Assumpta Est Maria H.11

– Kyrie
– Gloria
– Credo
– Offertoire Concert pour quatre parties de violes H. 545
– Prélude
– Sarabande
– Sanctus
– O Salutaris Hostia H. 249
– Agnus dei
– Domine Salvum fac Regem H. 303


Motet pour une longue offrande H. 43

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PRESTIGE CATEGORY : Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.


REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).


To ensure the best welcome possible, people with limited mobility are advised to book their seats by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89.


In case of any technical problem, the box office service remains available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).

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