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In Relief

21 October, 2023 @ 16:00 - 17:00


You find both clarity and pain in French music, just as in German and Russian music, but the French have a sharper sense of proportions. We realize that gloominess and good cheer do not exclude each other. Our composers also write profound music, but when they do, it is seasoned with spiritual lightness, without which life would be unbearable.”

In this way, Francis Poulenc described French music and thus summarizes to a large extent his own music and personality. When S:t Jacob’s Chamber Choir performs his sublime Mass in G major, An Evening of Snow, and the sacred motets Four Motets for a Time of Penitence, the opportunity is given to immerse oneself in French sorrow and lightness.

As a counterpoint to Poulenc’s music, there are some organ pieces by Poulenc’s French contemporary, the visionary Jehan Alain.

Francis Poulenc
Mässa G-dur (1937)
Francis Poulenc Un Soir de Neige (1944)
Francis Poulenc Timor et tremor & Vinea mea electa
from Quatre Motets Pour un Temps de Pénitence (1939)
Jehan Alain Première & Deuxième Fantaisies
Jehan Alain Le jardin suspendu

S:t Jacob’s Chamber Choir
Mattias Wager
Gary Graden conductor

No big bags, trolleys or prams are allowed into the church.


Storkyrkan – Stockholm Cathedral is situated in Old Town just beside the Royal Castle. Underground: Old Town or bus to Slottsbacken

Unfortunately, it is not allowed to photograph, film or take up sound during our concerts.

Doors open 30 minutes before the concert starts. Late entry will not be permitted after the concert begins. Please be aware that restroom facilities are limited.



21 October, 2023
16:00 - 17:00
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Stockholms domkyrkoförsamling
08-723 30 00


Storkyrkan Stockholm Cathedral
Trångsund 1
Stockholm, 111 29
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