Le Palais royal – directed by Jean-Philippe Sarcos
Vocal and instrumental ensemble using authentic instruments
The Palais royal is committed to the interpretation of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic repertoire. It brings together an orchestra of period instruments and a choir specialized in the interpretation of early music.
The Palais royal’s interpretations are characterized by vivid inquiries into the notion of musical meaning. To this end, the Palais royal endeavors to offer its public new means to become familiar with the works they perform. Their concerts often feature presentations of musicological research, antiphonal configurations, and innovative staging. The choir memorizes the entirety of the program and sings it in a mixed formation in order to promote expressivity and the engagement of each singer to convey the meaning of the text and music.
The Palais royal is supported by the Mayor of paris, the SPEDIDAM, the Télécom ParisTech group and the Studio Coquelicot. It is a member of theFédération des Ensembles Vocaux et Instrumentaux Spécialisés (FEVIS). In association with its « coup de foudre » concert series for the Cordées de la réussite program, the Palais royal is supported by the France Télévisions Foundation, the SFR Foundation and BC Parteners.
The ensemble’s name evokes musical life in the European courts of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Sharing the music…
In parallel with its concert-related activities, the Palais royal works towards developing a place for classical music in society. To do this, it has created and continues to lead three important pedagogical endeavors : Paris’s Académie de musique that allows students of leading French schools to practice classical music; the « love at first sight » concerts for the Cordées de la réussite in order to introduce young students from poor backgrounds to classical music; and the Académie de musique of La Défense to help directors of enterprise and salaried employees of leading industries understand the crucial role of classical music in society.