French Boys Choir At the Basilica Cathedral

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.