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African-American Spirituals

Performance of almost every spiritual in the traditional repertoire, from the first arrangements by composers like Nathaniel Dett and Henry T. Burleigh to more recent compositions by Moses Hogan and Brazeal Dennard. Performance of almost every piece in the Oxford Book of Spirituals.

Works by 20th-Century Composers

A cappella performances and concerts with chamber orchestra: Ives, Bernstein (Chichester Psalms), Rutter (Requiem, Gloria, other works), Britten (Ceremony of Carols), Gorecki (Broad Waters), Copland, Stanford, Ravel, Gramann, Foster, Pfautsch, Shaw…

Vocal Jazz, Pop and Traditional Songs

From “Shenandoa” to Gershwin… performance of arrangements of American and British folk songs, pop songs and vocal jazz.

Classical and Romantic composers

Vivaldi (Gloria with chamber orchestra), Haydn, Bach, Delibes, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Offenbach, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Debussy…

Renaissance works in French and English

Dufay, Ockeghem, des Prez, Janequin, Goudimel, de Lassus, Byrd, Passereau, Arcadelt, Sandrin, de Sermisy, Arbeau, Costeley…

Concerts and Performances

Concerts in Paris

Eglise St. Roch, Auditorium des Halles, Salle Gaveau, Hôtel de Ville, Eglise St. Merri, Eglise St. Louis-en-l’Ile (à plusieurs reprises), Eglise des Billettes, Eglise St. Germain-des-Près, Eglise St. Séverin, Eglise St. Thomas d’Aquin, Eglise St. Sulpice, Eglise Américaine (American Church in Paris, un de nos points d’ancrage), Eglise de la Rédemption, Chapelle de l’Hôpital Lariboisière, Chapelle de l’Hôpital St. Louis, Eglise St. Marcel, Eglise Notre Dame de la Gare, Synagogue MJLF, Eglise Notre Dame de la Rédemption, St. George’s Church, Eglise Ste. Odile, Basilique du Sacré Cœur, Eglise St. Pierre de Montmartre, Vingtième Théâtre, Reid Hall…

Concerts in the Paris area

Seine-et-Marne (77) : Cathédrale de Meaux, Provins, Claye- Souilly ; Yvelines (78) : Lévis-Saint-Nom, Marly-le-Roi, Noisy-le-Roi ; Essonne (Evry Cathedral) (91) : Boutigny, Epinay-sur-Orge, Mennecy, Moigny-sur-Ecole, Palaiseau, Orsay ; Hauts-de-Seine (92) : Antony, Châtillon, La Garenne-Colombes, Colombes (Eglises et Stade), Sèvres, Sceaux ; Seine-St. Denis (93) : Le Bourget, Le Raincy, Le Blanc-Mesnil ; Val de Marne (94) : St. Mandé, Valenton ; Val d’Oise (95) : Théméricourt, Roissy-en-France, Sannois, Deuil-la-Barre, Ermont, Magny-en-Vexin, Grizzy-les-Plâtres, Enghien-les-Bains

Concerts elsewhere in France

France: Calvados (14) : Longueville ; Eure-et-Loir (28) : Nogent-le-Rotrou; Indre-et-Loire (37) : Château du Clos-Lucé ; Maine-et-Loire (49) : Baugé ; Haute-Mane (51) : Buxières, Contrisson, Dommartin, St. Dizier, Joinville, Montier-en-Der ; Orne (61) : Nocé ; Alsace, Haut-Rhin (68) : Soultz, Niedermorschwihr, Riquewihr, Rouffach ; Haute Savoie (74) : Sallanches, Bonneville ; L’Yonne (89) : Chablis, Joigny

Concerts in other countries

Malta (Ouverture de l’International Sacred Music Festival, 2006)
United States : Concerts and “Cabarets” at the Middlebury College French School (every summer for 30 years)
United Arab Emirates: Concerts with elementary and secondary students and teachers in Ruwais, Western Region; adult vocal ensemble in Dubai

Massed Choral Events

Yearly “Jubilee” with my own ensembles; Themed inter-school choral projects with several National Education organizations (Val d’Oise, Hauts-de-Seine)

Private and charitable concerts

Frequent concerts at the Residence of the Ambassador of the United States to France (Paris); Concerts sponsored by corporations such as Century 21 (Neuilly sur Marne), Rhône-Poulenc Rorer (Antony), the CECP of the BNP Paribas (Paris); Concert organized by the Masons (Paris), Multiple concerts organized by the Lions Club and the Rotary Club, Concerts for the French yearly French Telethon to combat genetic and neuromuscular disease, Concerts for numerous French social action organizations

World Premiere

« Lorraine Motel » (par Alain Gilbert ; paroles : « I Have a Dream » de Martin Luther King Jr. – Organized by the Festival d’Ile de France : Pavillon Baltard, Nogent sur Marne (2007); subsequent concerts in Clermont-Ferrand (2008) and in Deuil-la-Barre (Val d’Oise, 2010). Hear an excerpt

Articles and Press

Excellent Choral Singing

St John’s Co-Cathedral makes a splendid setting, as always, for concerts of sacred music and the International Festival of Sacred Music currently being held there started off with a concert mainly featuring Voices Choeur International. This is based in Paris, with members from various countries and conducted by choir director and singer Bonnie Woolley. (Read more)