The French Boys Choir
The concert, which included music of the 16th century, Handel’s “Hallelujah,” Gounod’s “Ava Maria” and works from French folklores, began at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7th.
The choir is comprised of 20 boys between the ages of 10 to 18, the group has been singing and traveling in France and all over the world for 65 years.
Conducted by François Olivier, who is also the Titular of the Choir Organ at the St. Eustache at Paris, the choir gives young boys a special life experience through singing and group life.
Traveling in various countries also gives them the opportunity to discover different cultures. While on the road, their time is spent performing concerts, taping television shows,
taking singing lessons, touring foreign locales and participating in the liturgy.
Singers and instrumentalists from throughout St. Augustine joined together at St. Anastasia Catholic Church to celebrate the patron saint of music and raise money for those in need in our community. Last year, nearly 200 singers joined in the music making.
Annual St. Cecilia Ecumenical Choral Concert is this coming Friday, November 18th, 7:00pm—8:30pm. Singers and instrumentalists from throughout St. Augustine join together at St. Anastasia Catholic Church to celebrate the patron saint of music and raise funding to help those in need in our community. Last year, nearly 200 singers joined in the music making! Reception in the Community Center to follow. We spoke with Peter Morin to et some more details. Please show your support for our parish choirs. Admission is free.
The Music Department of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine had The French Boys Choir give a concert at the Cathedral Basilica last Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.
The French Boys Choir, known in French as “les Petits Chanteurs de Nogent-sur-Marne”, formerly called Les Moineaux du Val-de-Marne, have been singing and traveling in France and all over the world for 60 years.
They regularly give concerts of the repertoire (Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, etc.) in prestigious places, and also sing for humanitarian causes.
Les Petits Chanteurs de Nogent-sur-Marne has been on tour in the United States (Florida) this October. This will be the second appearance of the French Boys Choir in St. Augustine. The concert is open to the public and a donation of $5.00 per person was accepted at the door. They offered music of the sixteenth century and the well known Ave Verum from Mozart, Ave Maria from Schubert, as well as music pieces of the French folklore.
This choir of 25 passionate boys, from 8 to 20 years old, was conducted by François Olivier.