Chœur d’Enfants du Hainaut

(Belgium)

The Children's Choir of Hainaut is a private choral school with non-profit association legal status headquartered in Nivelles, Belgium. It does not depend on any official structure and all regular instructors are volunteers.

Founded by its director, Géraldine Focant, in 1990 in Horrues, the choir currently has 65 choristers between the ages of 8 and 20 years divided between a preparatory choir, a main choir and a vocal ensemble.

Its objective is to produce vocal music through a varied repertoire, with a constant concern for vocal quality. The choir emphasises both the mastery of the body and the voice, as well as the awakening of sensitivity for the interpretation of works. The choir also pays particular attention to staging and stage attitude.

For more than 20 years, the choir’s success has stemmed from the work of the entire team: children, teachers and parents, all working together so that everyone can find their place and give the best of themselves within this family spirit.

Every summer, choristers gather for an international music camp and every two years the choir organises a tour abroad. The choir has travelled to Prague, Salzburg, as well as France and Quebec.

The Children's Choir of Hainaut is a member of the Wallonia-Brussels Choir Federations, A Cœur Joie and Pueri Cantores.

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