Ensemble Variances: Singing the Light

Saturday 17 June
St Peter & St John Church
Free & Ticketed

Ensemble Variances was founded in 2010 by French composer and pianist Thierry Pécou with the vision of linking the music of our time, with contemporary humanitarian and environmental issues.


Fresh from their concert at the French Institute in London, three members of Ensemble Variances are continuing to build their relationship with the East of England by playing at the church in Lowestoft as part of the festival.


The programme follows a retreat at Aldeburgh last year, when director Thierry Pécou worked with composer Stevie Wishart using birdsong and nature as a starting point. They created Eco Echo, an ongoing exploration of nature and music. This performance includes the first piece, Singing the Light, to come out of the project with additional original compositions by Thierry including cello and whalesong as well as blackbird and voice.


For this concert, Thierry is accompanied by vocalist Anne Warthmann and cellist David Louwerse. Ensemble Variances in based in Rouen, Normandy currently bidding for European Capital of Culture 2028


Ensemble Variances perform as part of Moonlit Soundscapes, an intimate, eclectic late-night concert of dreamy music.

Moonlit Soundscapes