The Kings of France were crowned at Reims, and a majestic Gallery of Kings dominates the Cathedral's façade. This program of medieval music and poetry sings of David, Salomon, Arthur, Marc Alfonse, Rodolp, Thibaut...Kings of history, and Kings of legend. The songs tell of exploits and battles, conquests and strategies, but also of shoddy governance, prison and defeat....the many aspects of power, then and now, providing an inexhaustible stream of imagery and inspiration. Performed by a sonorous consort of male voices and instrumentalists (vielle, harp, winds).
“Brilliant....what a feast!” -- L'Union - Reims