2007/12/30 The choral group will be performing at Vitoria’s Teatro Principa
Petits Chanteurs de Saint Marc’, the choral group that became
famous through its participation in the film ‘The
Chorus’, will be performing tomorrow at Vitoria’s
Teatro Principal as part of their current world tour. Tickets have sold
out for both performances (6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.), organised by the
Fundación Catedral Santa María.
Before performing at the theatre, the choir will be visiting the
Cathedral of Santa María in Vitoria for a short guided tour,
after which they will be singing two songs from their repertoire in the
portico at a private function for the media.
‘Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint Marc de Lyon’ was
founded in 1986 by its current director, Nicolas Porte. It is made up
of close to 55 girls and boys aged between 10 and 15 who attend the
Saint Marc school in the French city of Lyon, although only 30 of them
will be performing in Vitoria.
The members of the choir were used to their daily routine of classes,
rehearsals and performances in festivals. However, their life took a
dramatic turn when, after competing against over 200
children’s choirs, they were given the leading role in
‘The Chorus’ (2004), a French film nominated for
two Oscars, which looks at the power of music in education. The
soundtrack for the film has made the choir famous throughout the world
and has sold close to two million copies.
Their repertoire mainly focuses on religious music, from Gregorian
chants up to 20th century pieces, although there is also a strong
presence of contemporary music. The programme they will be performing
tomorrow at the Teatro Principal includes compositions by Bruno
Coulais, many of which were created especially for the famous film
“The Chorus”, as well as classical pieces, popular
tunes and carols.