Jeune Choeur d’Ile de France
(Youth Choir of Greater Paris)
Francis Bardot, Director
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free | Donations gratefully accepted
Bach, Fauré, Mozart, Franck, Berlioz, Debussey, Pergolese, Saint-Saëns, Mendelssohn
Prof. Francis Bardot directed the Children’s Choirs of the Paris Opera for twenty-three years. He also served for ten years as the Choirmaster of the Cathedral of Chartres. His numerous recordings, acclaimed by the critics, testify to forty years of ongoing, fruitful partnership with prestigious conductors, lyrical singers, pianists and organists.
As the honorary Director of the Department of Culture of the city Levallois and of the Conservatoire Maurice Ravel, he now dedicates all his time to mentoring the 320 members—children, students and adults, amateur or professional singers—of the choirs he created: the regional children’s choir (Chœur d’Enfants d’Ile-de-France,) the regional young people’s choir (Jeune Chœur d’Ile-de-France,) the regional professional choir (Ensemble Vocal d’Ile-de-France) and the regional adults’ choir (Chœur Symphique d’Ile de France) as well as the choir of the Paris Symphonic Orchestra since Cyril Diederich entrusted him with the charge of conducting it in June 2012.