Monaco Boys Choir Kicks off 40th Anniversary Summer Tour in New York City


NEW YORK (June 16, 2014) – The acclaimed boys choir of the Principality, formerly known as The Little Singers of Monaco (Les Petits Chanteurs de Monaco), will kick off their summer tour of the USA’s east coast – in their 40th anniversary year – with free performances in New York City.  The choir will entertain audiences at the world’s largest cathedral, St. John the Divine, in New York’s upper west side on July 11 at 2:00pm.  The boys will close the New York leg of the tour with a performance at the French Institute Alliance Française’s annual “Bastille Day on 60th Street” event at 2:00pm on July 13.


Friday, July 11 – 2:00 to 2:30pm                                     Sunday, July 13 – around 2:00pm

Cathedral of St. John the Divine                             FIAF’s Bastille Day on 60th Street

1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)                 Main Stage, corner of Park Avenue


The tour will continue on to Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie and Miami throughout July. It will conclude at the July 29 Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins game at Marlins Park with a special pre-game rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

About the Monaco Boys Choir

Under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco, and through the generous support of the Monégasque government, the choir donates its time and talents to concerts organized on behalf of humanitarian associations throughout the world.

The award-winning ensemble – under the direction of Pierre Debat – was founded in 1974 by Prince Rainier III and comprises more than 30 angelic voices. Created to showcase the Principality’s historic association with culture and the performing arts, the official choir of the Monaco Cathedral is composed of talented singers aged between eight to 18 years, who have passed rigorous examinations before being admitted into the prestigious group.  They traditionally embark on a spring tour of Europe and a summer tour to more far-flung destinations. The choir, renowned for their unusual repertoire of works written for children, has visited more than 40 countries around the world and performs an average of 40 concerts a year.

Their musical repertoire includes sacred musical works by Charpentier, Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Fauré and Franck; Monégasque folk songs; English-language songs as well as patriotic American songs, some of which they performed live on NBC’s The Today Show during a past visit.

On previous U.S. tours, the choir has appeared at Yankee Stadium, in Bryant Park and St. Bartholomew’sChurch in New York City, as well as on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Palm Beach’s Kravis Center.

For information, visit contact the Consulate General of Monaco in New York on (212) 286 0500 or

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