December 27, 2016

Noël in Provence: Horn/Organ Concert

Provence villages each celebrate the Noël season with public concerts and live crèches and Christmas markets. In our village, the local church (whose domes have blue hues to die for) hosted a hunting horn/organ concert. Colette and Xavier's mother were enthusiastic enough to join me (Colette was a total peach - the horn blowing lasted 2 hours). The horns players were arranged in a V shape - facing away from the audience. At first, the tooting sounded comical - like ducks. Then, paired with the church's massive organ, it was a beautiful fusion.

The church also has a Provençale crèche - ladies surrounding baby Jesus in typical Provence threads.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

This series of stories about Christmas in Provence is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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