Les Métaboles Vocal Ensemble · Léo Warynski, director

Janmot in Music

September 26th, 2023
Les Métaboles
© Elsa Laurent

Les Métaboles are a group of professional singers who perform pieces from the a cappella choral repertoire. The program for this Concert at 12:30, held alongside the “Louis Janmot, The Poem of the Soul” exhibition, is made up of works imbued with mysticism and marked by the spiritual quest, including a number of William Blake’s poems set to music.

Created in 2010 at the initiative of Léo Warynski, Les Métaboles Vocal Ensemble takes its name from a composition by Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013), based on the notion of metamorphosis: the choir has an extraordinary ability to transform itself in order to match different repertoires. So there’s no doubt it will recreate to perfection the mystical breadth required by the concert’s program. It’s worth noting that the concert includes musical settings of several poems from Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake, whose work is compared with Janmot’s in the exhibition


  • Les Métaboles Vocal Ensemble;
  • Léo Warynski, director


  • William Byrd, Ave verum corpus;
  • Jonathan Harvey, I love the Lord;
  • Benjamin Britten, A hymn to the Virgin;
  • Jonathan Harvey, Come Holy Ghost; Plainsongs for Peace and Light;
  • Henry Purcell, Remember not, Lord, our offences, Z 50; 
  • Jonathan Harvey, Remember, O Lord;
  • Arvo Pärt, The Dear's Cry;
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Stabat Mater for voice
  • Jonathan Harvey, The Annunciation;
  • John Taverner, The Lamb [William Blake];
  • Jonathan Harvey, The Angels.

The event is now over.

See the whole program

The event is now over.

See the whole program