Choeurs d'Enfants Sotto Voce

(France)

Founded in 1994, the children’s choir Sotto Voce brings together 110 youth from all backgrounds. Most children play an instrument, but it is not compulsory to be able to read music to join the choir. Sotto Voce is in residence at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and is considered "one of the most dynamic and inventive children's choirs in France".

Its originality is based on the innovative and dynamic teaching method of its artistic director, Scott Alan Prouty, which combines the quest for exemplary vocal quality with a demanding bodily and choreographic work.

The goal is to “live” the music with a true commitment of the whole body and thus allow the expressiveness and the personality of each chorister to flourish while performing an eclectic repertoire: classical music, pop songs, jazz, swing, musicals, etc.

Because of its excellence, Sotto Voce performs each year on prestigious Parisian stages such as the Champs Elysées Theatre, the Opéra Bastille, the Théâtre du Châtelet, etc. Children of the choir regularly participate in operas as soloists. Young people learn the joy of singing together and passing their artistic passion on to the public. Their director, Scott Alan Prouty, places particular importance on the organisation of training courses, concerts and travels that encourage the discovery of different cultures and pedagogies. In 2011, Sotto Voce was invited to the prestigious Saint Petersburg Choir Festival in Russia.

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