Concert of Light

Sunday 23 June 2024 at 6.00 am

The Chorège vocal ensemble and its conductor Fabien Volery have been invited to perform the first Concert de la Lumière in the Abbey Church in 2024. Their concert will focus on the theme of night and light, in perfect harmony with the dawn that dawns beneath the Romanesque vaults. An a capella concert, in the exceptional atmosphere that characterises these musical moments around the summer solstice and the feasts of ss. John and ss. Peter and Paul.

Programme (subject to minor changes)

Sweet day, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Calme des nuits, Camille Saint-Saens
Good night dear heart, Dan Forrest
Grab und Mond, Franz Schubert
Only in sleep, Eriks Esenvalds
Salve regina, Etienne Crausaz
Ave Regina, Caelorum, Philip WJ Stopford
Pinsesalme: ‘Velsignede morgen’, Edward Grieg
Lux aeterna, Edward Elgar
Tota pulchra es, Maurice Duruflé
Adoremus in aeternum, Gregorio Allegri
Sol justitiae, Alec Roth
Lux aurumque, Eric Whitacre

Duration: 1 hour
Free admission, collection
Concert organised by the Association des Concerts de Payerne


Opéra de l’Impératrice from 12 to 20 July 2024. Tickets, information and reschedule at
July 12 performance postponed to Sunday 14.

On Monday 1 July 2024, the dormitorium will be closed. The rest of the discovery trail will remain open to visitors as usual.