La Maîtrise de Reims Concert
La Maîtrise de Reims is on a three-week east coast tour with 48 of their choristers. Their trip will culminate with four days spent in Arlington, VA, a sister city of Reims. The Clarendon United Methodist Church Youth Choir is their host and they will join them on three songs for this final performance of their tour. La Maîtrise will perform a wide range of contemporary, secular, and sacred music, as well as traditional songs... with a special French touch!
La Maîtrise de Reims Cathedral was founded in 1285 making it one the longest established musical foundations in France. It consists of 220 boys and girls aged between 7 and 15. The choristers attend the Notre-Dame School of Reims. The young singers rehearse and train after school between 6 and 10 hours a week depending on their age and level, and they also have weekly theory classes. Choristers sing regularly at Cathedral services and for special occasions. They are also involved in special events which take place in the Cathedral or in the city, make recordings and concert appearances on a regular basis, and also travel in Europe.
Sandrine Lebec, Music Director and Conductor, has been training young boys and girls for nearly two decades. In 2001, she became the first woman to conduct the prestigious Choir of Reims Cathedral. Sandrine and the choristers share the same passion for choral music and the same enjoyment of choral art.
Clarendon United Methodist Church (View)
606 North Irving Street
Arlington, VA 22201
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