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Gondwana World Choral Festival 2019: World Showcase series concert 3 – La Cigale de Lyon, Toronto Children’s Chorus & Nagoya Children’s Choir
19 July 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession (child/student/under 30/pensioner) $25
La Cigale de Lyon (France), Toronto Children’s Chorus (Canada) and Nagoya Children’s Choir (Japan) feature in the third World Showcase evening concert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
World renowned French children’s choir, La Cigale de Lyon was founded in 1947. Its repertoire spans a range of styles with musical open-mindedness from a capella classical music to the same with a piano accompaniment and specially-created polyphonies. Regularly appearing at prestigious festivals in Europe, USA, South America, Japan and China, La Cigale de Lyon has published several CDs, won many international prizes and worked with renowned conductors.
- Artistic Director/Conductor – Anne-Marie Cabut
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary last year, the Toronto Children’s Chorus is recognised as one of the finest treble choirs in the world. Exemplifying artistic excellence, the choir’s vast repertoire embraces diverse cultures and traditions and covers an extensive range of musical genres. Toronto Children’s Chorus has collaborated with musicians such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and commissioned many new Canadian works that have greatly influenced the treble voice repertoire.
- Artistic Director – Elise Bradley, MNZM
Founded in 1966, the Nagoya Children’s Choir has performed around the globe. Its performance highlights include the Hungary State Opera’s production of Bizet’s Carmen, the 2003 International Children and Girls’ Choral Festival in Latvia, a tour of Australia in 2007, and the 2013 St Petersburg International Choral Festival, where they were awarded the audience prize for modern and folk music.
- Artistic Director and Conductor – Shunji Mizutani