for a day
Come sing Fauré’s Requiem with us!
The Paris Choral Society has previously hosted a singing day of Fauré’s Requiem, led by Zachary Ullery, Canon of Music at the American Cathedral and Music Director of the PCS. If you’ve ever seen Zach in action at a Sunday service at the cathedral, or at a PCS Messiah Sing Along, you’ll know that he is an extremely professional and fun choir director who can bring out the best in any of us!
Accompaniment was by Andrew Dewar (American Cathedral organist and PCS accompanist), with two professional soloists.
How the day is planned:
The day starts with checkin at 9:30am, and singing is as of 10:00am. The workshop is all day from 10am – 5pm with mid morning & afternoon breaks, and one for lunch. Coffee/tea/ water and light snacks are provided for the breaks but participants are asked to bring their own packed lunch.
Singing sessions throughout the day will end in a concert in the magnificent setting of the American Cathedral at 6pm.
Singers must register ahead of time, and there is a fee for participation in the workshop & concert (the last time it was 30€). Workshop places are limited so early registration is important to avoid disappointment.
We sing from the Oxford Fauré Requiem score (pictured here),
but for those who do not wish to purchase one here is an out-of-copyright score (click to download) with the same measure numbers.
Whether you know the work well or are singing it for the first time, this is a wonderful opportunity to develop your singing skills, learn more about the Requiem, enjoy meeting other singers (including members of PCS) and experience the pleasure of singing in a large choir. A range of experience and ability is welcome, but you will need to be able to read music.
Audio practice files (click here) to learn the notes before the workshop are here.
No special concert dress is required for the singers.
Although audience entrance to the concert is free, they are asked to make a donation.
A new date has not been confirmed yet.