Château Versailles Spectacles - Clérambault : Grands Motets


INFO COVID-19: CLÉRAMBAULT: GRANDS MOTETS, initially scheduled for Tuesday July 7 2020, is postponed to Thursday July 8, 2021

Nicolas Clérambault belongs to a generation between Couperin and Rameau and had a brilliant career covering the end of Louis XIV’s reign, the Régence and Louis XV’s auspicious first years.
Early on, he was acknowledged as an exceptionally talented organist, which led him to play at the Grands Augustins, then at Saint-Sulpice and more importantly at Saint-Cyr: in this prestigious institution governed by Madame de Maintenon, he became responsible for all musical activities. A major author of the first half of the 18th century, he is famous above all for his superb French cantatas. He also signed many works of sacred music, including several Grand Motets, considered as musical treasures. In line with the grand Versailles tradition instituted by Lully and Lalande, these original scores mingle Italian influence and French theatricality. Republished by the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles and presented to the public in 1999, for the Grandes Journées Clérambault, they are performed again for the first time in twenty years and recorded. Olivier Schneebeli, at the head of the Pages et Chantres du CMBV, associated to the excellent Czech orchestra, Collegium Marianum, a faithful partner of the CMBV, conducts these motets continuing his exploration of a genre to which he has dedicated his career.

Coproduction Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
Corealisation Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles.
Scores published by CMBV.


Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676–1749)
Te Deum C138
Afferte Domino C147
Magnificat C154
Regina coeli C140

General information


Thursday 8 July 2021 between 8 pm and 9.45 pm.
1h45 with interlude.


Category 3: 17€ à 20€
Category 2: 30€ à 35€
Category 1: 42€ à 50€
Prestige: 63€ à 75€
Prestige VIP: 90€

PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: Best seats in house with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders, the Cercle of Rameau members and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).

To ensure the best welcome possible, people with limited mobility are advised to book their seats by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89.

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).

Contact details

Château Versailles Spectacles - Clérambault : Grands Motets
Chapelle Royale
Château de Versailles
78000 Versailles