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La Chambre Bleue: ‘Musique précieuse’ in the Parisian salons

The Marquise de Rambouillet ran a salon in her Parisian home in the early seventeenth century. Men and women of literarture, wit and fashion were entertained in the Salon Bleu and were known as the ‘Précieuses’ and later satirised by Molière.

Sofie Vanden Eynde theorbo

Unfortunately Déborah Cachet, soprano,  is no longer able to perform in this concert

Composers featured will include Charpentier, Lambert, Marais and St Colombe.

Presented by the Georgian Concert Society

The Georgian Concert Society is committed to following government guidelines and to ensure Covid safe performances. Physical distancing will be in place and audience members are asked to wear face coverings when moving around the buildings and to respect the wish for physical distancing of others.  

Full programmes will be available online one week before the performance and running orders will be available free of charge. The first concert will be streamed via the website to allow ticket holders who are unable to attend to enjoy the concert. Should there be sufficient demand this will be repeated at other concerts.

To apply for subscriptions (a saving of £23 across all six concerts), please contact the Society directly via or 0131 447 5628.

About St Cecilia’s Hall
St Cecilia’s Hall, opened in 1763, was built by the Edinburgh Musical Society and is the oldest concert room in Scotland. Some 500 instruments from the University of Edinburgh’s Musical Instrument Collection are displayed in adjacent galleries.

Click here for further information about The Georgian Concert Society.


Sofie Vanden Eynde