The concert given on Sunday in Verfeil by the Voce Tolosa ensemble brought together more than 150 people in the Saint-Blaise church. And lovers of sacred music were not disappointed. The performance began with the formidable performance of Béatrice Buiron. The soprano then embodied “Exultate, jubilate” (Mozart). Accustomed to singing sacred music with the organist Marc Chiron, her interpretation literally moved the audience. Already familiar with the main French cathedrals, Notre-Dame de Paris, but also those of Chartres, Poitiers, Bordeaux or Béziers, among others, Marc Chiron accompanied the fifty or so members of Voce Tolosa under the direction of Olivier Perny. Led by baritone Antonio Guirao, the choristers then performed Jean Racine’s canticle for choir and organ composed by Gabriel Fauré in 1865 and the requiem mass in D minor (op. 48), also created by Gabriel Fauré between 1 887 and 1901 for the Church of the Madeleine.
“The one who decided us to come and give this concert here is Véronique Angot”, underlines Voce Tolosa. And the Verfeillois are grateful to him. “She has devoted herself for years to the service of this church and she sings in Voce Tolosa. She has done everything so that we can be here today”.