Program: Barbara, meet Brel!

Vocal drama

Barbara would be celebrating her 90th birthday in 2020, and the Ensemble Aedes has chosen to pay her homage in the form of an encounter between her music and Jacques Brel’s, inviting contemporary composers to rework some of the two artists’ greatest hits. The best of French chanson set by the best of a cappella choral composers. In Jean-Michel Fournereau’s moving staging, the Ensemble Aedes sings, dances and acts these songs of love and loss.


Songs by Brel and Barbara adapted specially for the Ensemble Aedes:  Ne me quitte pas, Dis, quand reviendras-tu, La Valse à mille temps, L’aigle noir and more....


Jean-Michel Fournereau, director

Gilles Fournereau, lighting

Armelle Cornillon, choreography

Justine Bougerol, set design

Ensemble Aedes

Mathieu Romano, conductor


An Ensemble Aedes, Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne, Cité de la Voix, Vézelay, Théâtre d’Auxerre co-production.


This programme is also available in concert version.


1 hour 15 minutes with no interval

17 singers

1 conductor

1 lighting technician


Sales price and programme : please contact Elisa Bresset - - +33 6 60 62 99 14

Our former events
22/01/2016 Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne Scenic representation
29/01/2016 Théâtre d’Auxerre Scenic representation
30/01/2016 Théâtre d’Auxerre Scenic representation
17/03/2016 Théâtre Anne de Bretagne - Vannes Scenic representation
13/05/2017 L’Archipel - Fouesnant Scenic representation
19/05/2017 Festival de la Voix - Châteauroux Scenic representation
13/10/2018 Festival Ouverture - Semur-en-Auxois Concert
22/11/2018 Festival En Voix - Abbatiale de Corbie Concert
23/11/2018 Festival En Voix - Pont-Sainte-Maxence Concert
29/11/2018 Fondation Tournesol - Poterne des Peupliers Concert
01/12/2018 Festival En Voix - Neuville-sous-Montreuil Concert
02/12/2018 Festival En Voix - Petite Forêt Concert
06/12/2018 Festival Voix-là - Gray Concert
24/05/2019 Festival de Braine Concert