Little messengers of peace from Paris
The Little Singers of Paris, one of the world’s top three boys’ choirs, will present two performances on June 1 and 2 at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center in celebration of the International Children’s Day.
Conducted by Hugo Gutierrez, the concerts will feature both classical choral pieces and world folk music. Gutierrez, as the concert’s conductor, organist or soloist, has had many collaborations with artists and ensembles, such as the bass Rene Schirrer, tenor Ivan Mathiak and soprano Alice Terrenoire.
Founded in 1907, the Little Singers of Paris used to concentrate mainly on religious pieces before priest Abbe Maillet introduced popular French and foreign songs in 1924. The expanded repertoire gave the choir a broader audience.
Dubbed the "messenger of peace," the choir has toured more than 80 countries worldwide and impressed numerous audiences with their pure and heavenly voices. The choir’s performances have received awards and high praise from critics.
When the little singers reach 15 years old, they leave the choir to carry on their education in secondary schools.
Date: June 1 and 2, 7:30pm
Tickets: 80-680 yuan
Tel: 5108 5050
Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Address: 425 Dingxiang Rd, Pudong New Area