Moissac. The septet Maddalena in concert in the Saint-Jacques church

The Italian composer Maddalena Casulana (second half of the 16th century) will go down in history as the first Western woman to know her published music, a distant echo of another great lady of music in the 12th century, Hildegarde de Bingen.

Under the leadership of cellist Susan Edwards, an all-female septet was formed in the summer of 2020 in nearby Gascony to revisit the baroque repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries, choosing as the name “Maddalena”, in homage to the composer , but also to demonstrate that great music, far beyond mere interpretation, was not just a “men’s affair”.

This Saturday, November 27, from 6 p.m. at the Saint-Jacques de Moissac church, the Moissac Métiers d’Art & de Création association (2MAC), well known for its annual and summer operation “Art invites itself to Moissac “offers the Maddalena ensemble for a concert which should make the wide vaults of the church vibrate, to the delight of the public.

Admission is fixed at € 8, with a welcome aperitif before the musicians take to the stage. A high-level concert, for the rebirth of a place long closed to the public, with the blessing of the 2MAC association. Information and reservations: 0785596651 and [email protected]