Cultural Event

July 2012

Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Joseph, France

Five birthday concerts on our Adriatic coast

Church school choir Little singers of St. Joseph from Provencal town of Carpentras was born in September 1997. and operates continuously until the present day. The choir publishes and prints music CDs, and it is a member of the International Federation Pueri Cantores, the worldwide movement of Church and an essential factor that through centuries determines the course of the musical form of Christian worship and celebration of God, and all around the world brings together about 150 choirs with more than 5000 singers. Choir does tours mainly in France, and this time,its fifteenth anniversary young singers decided to celebrate with summer concerts in five cities on the Croatian coast - Zadar, Sibenik, Pula, Porec and Rovinj.

The choir consists of about thirty young people - from elementary to middle school, and performs supported with tenors and bas voices from several of their leaders. It is situaded at the center of educational project of school complex, St. Joseph as a place where young people (aged 9-18 years) and adults come together to live and work. First assignment is an animation of liturgical celebrations that mark life in the local parish and educational institutions, stretching to the neighboring parishes of Carpentras. These animations, as well as concerts of sacred and secular songs, among others, contribute to the artistic development of young people through the practice of choral singing.

The first CD is recorded in spring of 2001th, the second year later, and the third and fourth recorded in the spring of 2006. 2007th. On summer tours they usually "cruised" along the French regions, while participating in concerts and events in the international congress Pueri Cantorum in Lyon 2002nd year. 2003rd they hosted its regional conference for the Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur and in 2006th  they had their first international performance tours throughout Switzerland.

"Young singers" carry the joy wherever they occur - whether by church Christmas carols, numerous French chansons, gospels, ancient and contemporary sacred and classical works, spreading throughout the school year a rich repertoire, so for their first appearance in Croatia these "little messengers of peace" prepared a little celebratory surprise
to visitors of concert!

The order of concerts maintenance:

Sibenik
Cathedral of St. Jakov
Tuesday, July 17th, evening concert at 21:00 pm

Zadar
The cloister of the convent and church of St Francis
Thursday, July 19th, the evening concert at 20:30 pm

Pula
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 21 July 21st, evening concert at 20:00 pm

Porec
Euphrasian Basilica
Sunday, July 22nd, noon concert at 12:00 am

Rovinj
Basilica of St. Euphemia
Tuesday, July 24th, evening concert at 20:30 pm

 

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