The Paris Choral Society was founded in 1994 to bring to the Paris community outstanding performances of great choral works at very reasonable prices. The approximately 100 singers are made up of many nationalities - French, American, English, Russian, Irish, Belgian, and others, and come from many walks of life - bankers, teachers, lawyers, homemakers, chefs, students, writers, artists, administrators. Although amateur, the choir has been recognized by American and French press as “professional level" (New York Times).
Repertoire includes the Requiems of Mozart, Verdi, Fauré, and Brahms, masses by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Puccini and Rossini, and other works such as Mendelssohn's Elijah, Orff's Carmina Burana, Bernstein's choral works of Maurice Duruflé, medleys of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, and American hymns and spirituals.
In addition, the Paris Choral Society sponsors the annual December Handel's Messiah Sing-Along (Christmas portion plus the Hallelujah Chorus), a well-beloved holiday tradition in Britain and the United States, which has been enthusiastically adopted by Parisians.
Auditions for new singers are held twice a year, usually in September and January.
For concert dates and more information about the Paris Choral Society and how you can get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Paris Choral Society web site at www.parischoralsociety.org