"Tomorrow all the children of the world will sing God’s peace"
August 2015 - England Concert Tour
The Little Singers of Saint-Charles
will sing sacred music including works by
Palestrina, Victoria, Bach, Handel and Rossini.
Who they are
This choir is part of the International Pueri Cantores Federation, a grouping of children’s choirs whose purpose is to praise the Lord through sacred music. Together with other young singers of the world, Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Charles sing the peace of God so that, on Earth, all men of good will live in peace.
What they sing
Les petits chanteurs de Saint-Charles have recorded a dozen music CDs. You can listen to audios extracts on this page : https://soundcloud.com/petitschanteurs-stcharles.
The choir is conducted by Hélène Nougayrède. She graduated in Harmony and Theory at the National Conservatory (CNSM) of Paris and received both piano and flute diplomas at the National Conservatory for the Versailles Region.
What they do
These singers have rehearsals every week. Once a month they sing Sunday service in Versailles. They give several concerts a year, mostly in December with traditional a capella Christmas songs and in June at the end of the school year. Late August during summer vacation about 50 young singers spend a fortnight together in France or abroad for a concert tour. This gives the children an opportunity to learn community life and to discover many foreign countries : Italy, Austria, Germany or Poland in the past years, and England in 2015!
O Jesu Christe - Van Berchem (1505-1567)
Sicut Cervus - Palestrina (1525-1594)
Alma Redemptoris - Palestrina (1525-1594)
O Vos Omnes - Victoria (1548-1611)
Exultate Justi, Ps. 32 - Viadana (1560-1627)
Cantata BWV 105 - Bach (1685-1750)
For unto us (from Messiah) - Haendel (1685-1759)
Alleluia (from Messiah) - Haendel (1685-1759)
Solemn Little Mass, excerpts - Rossini (1792-1868)
Veni Domine - Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Panis Angelicus - Franck (1822-1890)
Benedictus - Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Wednesday 19th August
Our Lady of Consolation Church
West Grinstead, Horsham, West Sussex
Thursday 20th August
High Street, Portsmouth
Friday 21st August
St George’s Chapel
Saturday 22nd August
London Road, Arundel
Monday 24th August
St George's Cathedral Southwark
Westminster Bridge Road, London
Tuesday 25th August
Christ Church Cathedral
Saint Aldate's, Oxford
Wednesday 26th August
Woodstock Road, Oxford
Thursday 27th August
Our Lady & St John Church
Ferry Lane, Goring, Oxfordshire
Admission is free