Monaco Boys Choir Returns to the U.S. for a Summer Tour of the East Coast

May 26, 2010 – The renowned boys’ choir of the Principality of Monaco has again chosen North America for its annual summer tour and will offer a series of free concerts in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Orlando, Stuart, Palm Beach, Coral Gables and Miami this July.

Monaco Boys Choir with HSH Prince Albert (Photo: G. Luci, Palais de Monaco)The musical repertoire – directed by Pierre Debat – will include sacred musical works by Charpentier, Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Fauré and Franck; French and Monégasque folk songs; English-language songs such as “My Love is a Red, Red Rose” and “Joshua” and patriotic American songs “God Bless America”, “America The Beautiful” and “The Star Spangled Banner”.

The award-winning boys’ choir, founded in 1973 under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, brings together over 30 children’s voices. Created to showcase the Principality’s historic association with culture and the performing arts, the choir is a part of the Monaco Cathedral Choir and is composed of talented children as young as eight years old, who have passed rigorous examinations to be admitted into the prestigious group.  After substantial training, the group traditionally embarks on a spring tour of Europe and a summer tour to more far-flung destinations.  The Little Singers, especially popular for their unusual repertoire of works written for children, have visited over 35 nations around the world and perform an average of 30 to 40 concerts a year.

The Monaco Boys Choir is placed under the patronage of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco. With of the generous support of the Monégasque government, the choir is able to donate its talents to concerts organized on behalf of humanitarian associations throughout the world.

On previous visits to the U.S., the choir has appeared at many prestigious venues including live on NBC’s Today show (1999), Yankee Stadium for a rendition of “God Bless America” at a game opening and Bryant Park in New York City (2002), the Kennedy Center in DC, the Kravis Center in Palm Beach and more.

MONACO BOYS CHOIR – SUMMER TOUR 2010 SCHEDULE
All performances are free and open to the public
New York City Wednesday, July 7
6:00PM
Church of the Holy Family
315 East 47th Street
Thursday, July 8
6:00PM
St Bartholomew’s Church
325 Park Avenue
Philadelphia, PA Saturday, July 10
5:00PM
St Bridget’s Church
3667 Midvale Avenue
Washington, DC Sunday, July 11
10:00AM
St John’s Church
Lafayette Square, 1525 H Street NW
Monday, July 12
7:00PM
Holy Trinity Church
3513 N Street NW, Georgetown
Charlotte, NC Thursday, July 15
7:30PM
Sardis Presbyterian Church
6100 Sardis Road
Orlando, FL Monday, July 19
& Tuesday July 20
Disneyworld Waterside Stage
Downtown Disney
Stuart, FL Wednesday, July 21
7:00PM
St Joseph’s Church
1200 SE 10th Street
Palm Beach , FL Thursday, July 22
7:30PM
Royal Poinciana Chapel
60 Coconut Row
Coral Gables, FL Friday, July 23
7:30PM
St Philip’s Episcopal Church
1142 Andalucia Avenue
Miami, FL Saturday, July 24
7:30PM
Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
Sunday, July 25
12:00PM
St Hugh Catholic Church
3460 Royal Road
Sunday, July 25
4:00PM
Plymouth Congregational Church
3400 Devin Road, Coconut Grove

For more information, visit www.lespetitschanteurs.mc.
For questions about the tour, please call (212) 286-0500 or email us.

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