Women's Choir of the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, Choirmaster : Jean-Charles Léon
About the ICCP
The Irish Chamber Choir of Paris was created in October 2004 by Jean-Charles Léon with the aim of promoting cultural exchange between Ireland and France.
It brings together talented amateur female singers, who are selected through an audition process.
Throughout the year the Choir presents a programme of high quality concerts based essentially on Renaissance and Baroque music and, occasionally, contemporary works. The majority of concerts are performed in St Patrick's Chapel at the Centre Culturel Irlandais with the occasional concert elsewhere.
Since its creation in 2004 and its first concert in 2005, the Irish Chamber Choir of Paris has so far had fifteen concerts and prepared six different programmes. In 2006 the Choir contributed to the Samuel Beckett Centenary celebrations. On this occasion two compositions were commissioned from a French and an Irish composer: Dominique Probst and Jane O'Leary.
Jean-Charles Léon is a teacher, musicologist and research associate at the Centre of Baroque music at Versailles. Until July 2006 he was co-director with Philippe Foulon of the Lachrimæ Consort. Other prestigious ensembles that he has worked with include A Sei Voci and Maîtrise de Notre Dame.
The Irish Chamber Choir of Paris is looking to recruit female singers.
For further information please contact:
Irish Chamber Choir of Paris:
Centre Culturel Irlandais:
or 01 58 52 10 35