Les Passions - Montauban Baroque Orchestra

Director: Jean-Marc Andrieu



Salve Regina and Concerto in A minor by Scarlatti

Stabat Mater by Pergolesi

On 28 July 2023 at 9pm in the abbey church of



The Passions


Alessandro Scarlatti?s Salve Regina will precede one of the most moving works of the Baroque repertoire: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi?s Stabat Mater. Composed in 1736, these pages, alternating arias and solos, are based on a liturgical text, a moving meditation on the suffering of Mary, mother of the crucified Christ.
A true legend surrounds the genesis of this "divine poem of pain" (Bellini) and contributes to its great popularity: commissioned by the Confraternity of St Louis of the Palace, Pergolesi wrote it in Pozzuoli in a monastery
He completed it only a few days before his death at the age of 26. The particularly brilliant vocal writing, the melodic quality and the limpidity of the musical phrases make this work a point of passage between the baroque tradition and the pre-classical style.



The Passions ? Montauban Baroque Orchestra

Created by the recorder player Jean-Marc Andrieu in Toulouse in 1986, The Passions ? Baroque Orchestra of Montauban, is in residence in Montauban. This variable-geometry ensemble specialises in playing period instruments. Its artistic approach reconciles two principles: the respect of ancient playing techniques and the dynamic interpretation of the musical discourse.


The Passions offer a wide variety of events: small instrumental ensembles, large oratorios, historical performances (An Evening at Riquet's, Musical Evening at Ingres'), sometimes mixing various influences (Mirages of southern soundsTaiwanese music of the 17th centuryè and XVIIIè centuries). The orchestra shines in various repertoires: French baroque music (From Paris to Versailles, The Couperin Dynasty), Italian (Vivaldi fioritura), German (The trip to Lübeck, An evening in Potsdam), English (Ayres and Dances). He offers original shows where he likes to combine music with cinema, theatre, literature, dance and even the culinary arts! The Southern French Baroque He has a unique way of exploring the world of music, which is one of his specialities. His rare version of the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and the Salve Regina by A. Scarlatti with the soprano Magali Léger and the viola Paulin Bündgen enchant the audience at every concert.

Musical collaborations

The orchestra performs alone or with singers, under the direction of its artistic director or invited conductors. It frequently collaborates with vocal ensembles, the Chamber choir Les Eléments (dir. Joël Suhubiette) or the Ch?ur du Capitole de Toulouse (ed. A. Caiani).

From 2003 to 2011He organised a season in Toulouse and invited renowned personalities such as G. Cantagrel, J. Tubéry, S. Kuijken, P. Hantaï, E. Gatti, G. Laurens, I. Poulenard, R. Lislevand, J. Kogan, J.W. Jansen, C. Magraner, L.A. Gonzales?

A regional, national and international reputation

In France he is invited to prestigious events: Lessay, Sablé-sur-Sarthe, Pontoise, Lanvellec, Sylvanès, Odyssud-Blagnac Early Music MeetingConques, Toulouse-les-Orgues, Sorèze, Strasbourg? and Reunion Island.




Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 ? 1725). Salve Regina for two voices, two violins and continuo
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 ? 1725). Concerto in A min, recorder, 2 violins and continuo
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 ? 1736). Stabat Mater for two voices, strings and continuo

His premiere concert of Blanchard's unpublished works at the Radio France Montpellier Festival Occitania in July 2016 was a unanimous success.

It was broadcast live on France Musique and on the Union des Radios Européennes network. The Festival de La Chaise-Dieu has received him three times, for its famous triptych dedicated to the composer Jean Gilles. In 2013/2014 J-M. Andrieu and Les Passions shared the stage of the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and then the closing of the Pontoise Baroque Festival with the Ch?ur du Capitole for Motets from Versailles by Rameau and Mondonville.

Abroad : received The Passions : Suona francese at the French Embassy in Rome (Palazzo Farnese), Oudemuziek of Utrecht (Netherlands), Música, Historia i Art Valencia (Spain), Música Antigua of Zaragoza? The orchestra has performed in Fez, Murcia, Santander, Bilbao, Alcoy, Amsterdam, Berlin, Rostock, Switzerland, Hungary? The French Embassies, the Alliances Françaises, with the help of the Institut Français, have invited the Passions to Latin America for three tours: in 2014 six concerts in Bolivia and the PeruIn 2016, seven concerts in Bolivia and the Chile, in 2018 six concerts in Bolivia, Chile and Brazil. In 2019 a five-concert tour took place in Mexico.

Since 2011 the orchestra participates in the Festival Passions Baroques in Montauban with J-M. Andrieu as artistic director. 



The Abbey of Saint Cyprien

A hermit named Cyprian arrived in 620 in the caves of Fages above the village and is said to have been responsible for the establishment of a religious community and a population attracted by the rich alluvial land of the Dordogne. A church and a monastery were therefore built. Saint-Cyprien was born. The monastery is attested to in the 11th century since, around 1076, it depends on Saint-Sernin in Toulouse.

Having survived the Hundred Years War, the Wars of Religion, the French Revolution and after it the Industrial Revolution, after almost 1000 years of history, the Abbey of Saint Cyprien will welcome you for a memorable concert of this 35th Festival of Music in Périgord.

St Cyprien

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From 20 July to 4 August 2023, 7 concerts in exceptional places.

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