/ 05.04.2018

Presented by Early Music at St. James Just as in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, true love sometimes ends with the ultimate sacrifice. Two evocative cantatas by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (Pyrame et Thisbé and Héro et Leandre) and excerpts from Rameau’s groundbreaking opera Hippolyte et Aricie relate the timeless tales of star-crossed lovers in this new program featuring acclaimed soprano Clara Rot tsolk...

News & Reviews / 15.02.2018

Les Délices (Debra Nagy, director) and Northeast Ohio’s premiere chamber choir Quire Cleveland (Ross Duffin, director) will join forces April 27-29 for three performances of Let the Heavens Rejoice, an exciting new program of French Baroque music for chorus and orchestra. Featuring resplendent, rarely-heard grand motets by Rameau and Mondonville, the modern premiere of a stunning solo for tenor and...

/ 01.11.2017

Rising-star soprano Clara Rottsolk is featured in this program, which was released as Les Délices’ second CD recording in November 2012. Myths & Allegories weaves dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology. The hero Ulysses confronts storms at sea, shipwrecks, the tantalizing allure of siren songs, and encounters with the Cyclopes –...

/ 24.09.2017

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Join us for a fun and fabulous Jazz Brunch at Cleveland's beloved NightTown! Tickets will include a delicious brunch plus live music from our popular Baroque-Jazz crossover program Songs without Words.  Songs without Words takes the adaptation of 17th Century songs for instruments as its point of departure and brings the concept into the 20th Century with torch songs and jazz...

/ 23.09.2017

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Les Délices presents their popular Baroque-Jazz Crossover program Songs without Words for Pittsburgh's Renaissance & Baroque Society. Songs without Words takes the adaptation of 17th Century songs for instruments as its point of departure and brings the concept into the 20th Century with torch songs and jazz standards arranged and improvised by the ensemble. Music by baroque composers Lambert, Lully, and...

/ 22.09.2017

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Les Délices presents their popular Baroque-Jazz Crossover program Songs without Words on Lake Erie College's new Performing Arts Series. Songs without Words takes the adaptation of 17th Century songs for instruments as its point of departure and brings the concept into the 20th Century with torch songs and jazz standards arranged and improvised by the ensemble. Music by baroque composers...

News & Reviews / 04.07.2017

Now entering their 9th year, Les Délices is looking forward to an ambitious season complete with multiple Ohio premieres, international guest artists, new venues, and a large-scale collaboration with Quire Cleveland. Known for their creative, original programming, Les Délices (pronounced Lay day-lease) has been recognized as “an early music group with an avant-garde appetite,” whose “concerts and recordings are journeys...

News & Reviews / 20.07.2016

Now entering their 8th Season, Les Délices is looking forward to shaking things up with some significant departures from the ensemble’s core Baroque repertory in the coming year. Known for their creative, original programming, Les Délices (pronounced Lay day-lease) has been recognized as “an early music group with an avant-garde appetite,” whose “concerts and recordings are journeys of discovery” (New...