La Renaissance de Donatien de Reims
4 April | 17:30 - 19:00
We know almost nothing of Saint Donatien who was the 8th bishop of Reims in the 4th century. About five hundred years after his death in 863, his relics were transferred from Reims to Bruges, where he has continued to arouse fervent and prolific worship to this day. Saint Donatien remained the Patron Saint of this flourishing city as well as of the entire province of West Flanders.
Ten centuries after his death, in the 15th century, a wealthy merchant, bearing the name of the saint, made a donation for the writing of a mass: it is now established that this mass is La Missa de Sancto Donatiano de Jacob Obrecht.
This concert will be part of Festival Agapé – Reims, France.