Notre-Dame Cathedral

Espace St-Pierre - St-Frambourg Chapel

From Sunday, April 21 to Sunday, April 28, 2019

 Senlis Festival of sacred Art

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International Exhibition of Contemporary Sacred Art at Espace St-Pierre (free admission)
Easter Sunday 21 April at 10.30: Opening of the doors
Easter Sunday April 21st at 6pm: Opening

The Festival of Sacred Art Senlis, 300 artists selected for their talent and the quality of their production in the discipline they represent.
700 and more wartorks masterfully distributed and scenographed by our visual arts manager.


Tea Ceremony & Ikebana with Michiko Noguchi at Espace St-Pierre

Easter Sunday 21 April: Tea ceremony at 11h, 13h and 15h - Ikebana at 12h and 14h
Easter Monday 22 April: Tea ceremony at 11h, 13h and 15h - Ikebana at 12h and 14h

Michiko Noguchi is master of "The Way of Tea and Flowers", known as "Bunpo Style" (Bunporyū). She is an Emeritus Member of the Japan Flower Arrangement Association (Nihon Ikebana Geijutsu Kyōkai) and has been teaching at Daian-zenji Temple (Fukui District, Japan) for thirty-five years. She participates each year in the famous collective exhibition: Minami Aoyama "Fukudoki" (Tokyo, Japan).


'Live Painting' by Yuho Takahashi at Espace St-Pierre (free admission)
Easter Sunday 21 April at 17h

Zen Master Yuho Takahashi was born on January 25, 1948 in Fukui, Japan. In 1970, he obtained his Buddhist degree from Hanazono University in Kyoto, and then spent six years of intensive training at Nishinomiya Monastery. In 1989, he became abbot of the Daian-zenji Temple (Fukui Prefecture). In 2011, Takahashi was named abbot of Hōshō-ji, a temple located in Kanazawa City. Takahashi is now working on the restoration of four temples in Japan. He is involved in the work of promoting youth education and teaching Zen meditation in the Fukui region, but also around the world. He has always been involved in the practice of painting and calligraphy.

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Two-pianos recital with Satsuki Hoshino & Takuya Otaki (Japan) - Works by Hisatada Otaka, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy
Easter Sunday 21 April at 8.30 pm - Royal Chapel St-Frambourg

Satsuki Hoshino joined the Conservatory of Music in Tokyo where she graduated with honors, and was admitted to the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. In 2017, Satsuki is featured on television shows in Japan (NHK), as a remarkable young pianist. In addition to her activity as an interpreter and composer, she works for the cinema by collaborating with Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé.
Takuya Otaki graduated from the Aichi Music University, the Stuttgart Musikhochschule, the International Modern Akademie Frankfurt and the National Conservatory of Music of Paris. First Prize of the International Piano Competition of Orleans in 2016, he participates in concerts in Italy, Japan and France etc ... He gave master classes in South Korea, France and Japan and recorded his first CD "Belà Bartók and virtuosity".


Zazen session led by Yuho Takahashi, Zen master (Rinzai-shū tradition)
Easter Monday April 22 at 10:30 am - Priory St-Maurice

The origins of Zen go back to Sakyamuni Buddha in India in the 6th century BC. These teachings spread later in China and became Zen in Japan. Yuho Takahashi, Abbot of the Zen temple of Daian-zenji in Fukui, Japan, will give a brief presentation of his practice and the participants are invited to participate in a zazen (meditation) session according to the Rinzai tradition, led by Master.


'The time to rekindle the stars ...' Concert of Renaissance music by the Trio Alteratio composed of Ingrid Boyer (recorder and vocals), Leo Brunet (lute and theorbo) and Oriane Weyl (viola da gamba and mandolin)
Easter Monday April 22 at 5:30 pm - Notre-Dame Cathedral

Concert by the Trio Alteratio (Schola Cantorum Basel, Switzerland): Ingrid Boyer (recorder and vocals), Léo Brunet (lute and theorbo) and Oriane Weyl (viola da gamba and mandolin). Renaissance and Baroque music inspired by the Bible, ornate hymns and meditative and intimate pieces. Georg F. Telemann, Fantasia in A minor / Johann S. Bach, Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott / Giovanni P. Cima, Concerti Ecclesiastici / Giovanni P. da Palestrina, Pulchra es amica mea of ​​the 4th book of motets / Nicolas Vallet, Praeludium 1 of the Regia Pietas / Anonymus (12th century), EsVallet, Praeludium 1 des Regia Pietas / Anonymus (12e s.), Estampie Sancte martir Olaue/ Improvisation indienne sur un thème Hindustani / Tobias Hume, Captain's Hume Pavan / Giovanni P. Cima, œuvres instrumentales / J.M. Hotteterre, Suite deuxième livre pour flûte.


Workshop 'Dervish Dances' with Omar
Wednesday, April 24 at 2:30 pm - Priory St-Maurice

Dervish Omar transmits this dance in the Sufi tradition naqshbandi and mevlevi, an order founded by Jalaluddin Rumi in the 13th century. This dance, which symbolizes the rotation of the planets around the sun, puts in tune the inner rhythm of Man to that of the cosmos. But it is also a search for inner energy, a work leading to balance and self-knowledge.


Toning ritual with Marie Bergman (Sweden)
Wednesday April 24 at 6:00 pm - Espace St-Pierre

Become a living instrument ! ”Toning" is the speechless singing from your heart. A tone that vibrates your whole beeing and tune you into your authenthic key and power here and now.


Symposium - 'Art as access to the absolute' 
Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 and 14:30 - Priory St-Maurice

Round table with the public with the participation of 10 writers, intellectuals and artists who will discuss on the topic of contemporary sacred arts.


Earth Act | WIND - A live music performance by Jessica Eldenstjärna and Karin Frölén (Sweden)
Thursday, April 25 - Espace St-Pierre at 6:30 pm


Guided Tour: Sacred Art in the Museum's Collections
Friday, April 26 at 10:30 - Museum of Art and Archeology of Senlis

Anthropologists say it: the first artistic achievements produced at the dawn of humanity are inseparable from religious feeling. Just visit the museum to be convinced ... The vaulted 14th century vaulted arches contain important Gallo-Roman archeology collections (exceptional series of ex-votos), medieval statuary and liturgical objects from the Middle Ages.


Tribute to the painter Safet Zec followed by a guided tour of the exhibition of sacred art in the presence of the artist
Friday, April 26 at 4 pm - Espace St-Pierre

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"The tea master and the samurai" and other zen stories with Pascal Fauliot, writer and storyteller
Friday, April 26 at 5:00 pm - Espace St-Pierre



Lecture: "Emmanuel Swedenborg and his Eco-logical Spirituality in relation to the Sacred Arts" with Tanya Perskaya (Sweden)
Friday, April 26 at 6:30 pm - Espace St-Pierre (free admission)



'Enchanting Japan' - By the Company of the Oiseleur. Japan seen by Westerners in the nineteenth century with Mr. Karasawa, mezzo - Mr. Ishibashi, pianist - the Oiselor, baritone; Works by Bemberg, Berger, Erlanger, Hignard, Hubbel, Lecocq, Lourie, Massenet, Migot, Perrey, Woolet ... Followed by 'The Dove of Buddha' - Japanese lyric tale in an act by Reynaldo Hahn with M. Ito, S Romignon, J. Varnier, the Fowler, P. Montag
Friday, April 26 at 8 pm - Royal Chapel St-Frambourg

Since 2009, Cie de l'Oiseleur has been devoting itself to offering unique themed programs, with their originality that is both cultural and attractive, thanks to a very important background of rare, singular and even unpublished scores.


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Kamishibai performance with Noriko Quenot (free admission)
Saturday, April 27 at 3 pm - Espace St-Pierre

Kamishibai (紙 芝 居, literally "paper theater") is a Japanese narrative genre, a sort of traveling theater where artists tell stories by scrolling images in front of the audience. Children's special show!


Closing evening: Prize-giving to the winning artists (reserved to members of the association and by invitation)
Saturday, April 27 at 6 pm - Espace St-Pierre

Public Prize, American University of Paris Prize, Diaconie de la Beauté Prize, Metanoia Gallery Award (Paris), Modern Art Energy Prize (Tokyo), Galerie Ça Bon Award (Tokyo), Prix G2 Gallery (Tokyo), Monte dei Fiori Prize, Italian Cultural Center Award, Santa Eufemia Award (Venice), Great Art Award, Cap Régions Éditions Award, Bellon Hotel Award, Valois Clinic Award, Escapade Hotel Award ...

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'Mysterium Magnum' - Interfaith show with the exceptional participation of Juliette Binoche, The Musicians and dervishes of the Maison Soufie, the musical ensemble for Peace, the Tibetan monks led by Geshe Dakpa Tsundu from Kalashakra Center and many artists! 
Sunday, April 28 at 4 pm - Royal Chapel St-Frambourg