Spatialised Concerts

The abbey church of Sainte-Marie hosts the major concerts of the Festival de Saintes. Spatialised Concerts are a wonderful opportunity to relive those moments.
Equipped with headphones and a digital device, you will enter the Romanesque church and access the gallery as a privileged guest. The long nave, supported by powerful pillars, lies open to your gaze. In this silent, spiritual structure, the concert can begin. 3D sound envelopes body and mind, plunging you into the very heart of the orchestra.
In practice: Concerts last 40 to 50 mins.

Musicatransat (Musical Deckchairs)

This summer, treat yourself to a moment of musical relaxation in a pleasant, atypical setting.
With MusicaTransat, the tourist office of Saintes and Saintonge, in partnership with the Abbaye aux Dames, la cité musicale, aims to offer you an immersive, sensory experience of classical music concerts in an original format and in picturesque locations.

 

The works to discover

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6th symphony “ Pastorale ”
from Ludwig Van Beethoven
recorded Festival de Saintes 2015
performed by the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye
conducted by the german conductor Philipp von Steinaecker

Overture and cantata « Caïn maudit ou la mort d’Abel »
from Georges Onslow
recorded Festival de Saintes 2015
performed by the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye
conducted by the german conductor Philipp von Steinaecker

“The Vespers of the Blessed Virgin”
La Tempête
Conducted by Simon Pierre-Bestion
Recorded in binaural at the Festival de Saintes 2016

“Dixit Dominus”
Ensemble Vox Luminis
Conducted by Lionel Meunier
Recorded in binaural at the Festival de Saintes 2017

Ode à Sainte Cécile
Ensemble Vox Luminis
Conducted by Lionel Meunier
Recorded in binaural at the Festival de Saintes 2017

Echoes in Time
Recorded in binaural at the Festival de Saintes 2018