The Sydney Consort presents chamber, vocal and instrumental music from the French Baroque in Concert Royale, a programme filled with majestic music which has been the source of the ensemble’s love affair with French baroque music for many years.
The major influence which France exerted during the baroque period was one of courtly opulence. In 1669 Louis XIV decided to convert an old hunting lodge at Versailles into a palace of unprecedented magnificence. The Royal Palace of Versailles was where some of the best music of the French baroque era was created and produced.
Enjoy music by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Francois Couperin (Le Grand), Joseph de Bodin Boismortier and Monteclair with Josie Ryan soprano, Stan W Kornel baroque violin & viola d’amore, Laura Moore viola da gamba and Monika Kornel harpsichord.