Le Jeune Choeur Sotto Voce
Scott Alan Prouty, director
Fanny Le Netour, piano
Concert supports Patti Lafage, ACP's missionary at Rafiki Foundation Uganda, a Christian non-profit ministry that provides orphan care and pre-K-12th grade education.
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ACP-hosted concerts and recitals are shown here.
Haydn's Missa in tempore belli, or Mass in Time of War
On Saturday 29 March at 20h00 the ACP Choir and the Lux Perpetua Choir will be accompanied by the orchestra of the Association Symphonique de Paris in Haydn's Missa in tempore belli, or Mass in Time of War. Under the direction of Franck Chastrusse, Haydn's masterpiece will battle its way into your very soul.
Composed in 1796 when the Austrians feared imminent invasion by the French army, Haydn incorporated the sounds of war into this mass via threatening timpani rolls and warlike trumpet fanfares. As with all his works, Haydn penned "Praise be to God" on the final page, perhaps in this case as if to say that the outcome of the conflict was in God's hands.
Orchestral conductor Franck Chastrusse is tenor section leader with our adult choir. He earned his diploma in orchestral conducting from the famous Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and has been head of the Association Symphonique de Paris since 2007. Franck was recently named conductor for the University Orchestra in his home city of Limoges.
Originating in Left Bank studios in 1895, The Atelier Concert Series became part of the cultural activities at the American Church in Paris during the early 1930s. These concerts provide a performance opportunity in Paris for talented musicians of all nationalities.
A different program is offered each Sunday evening at 17h00, September through November and January through June. There is no admission fee, but a free-will offering is taken at the door to support the series.
To receive detailed programs, updates and other announcements about this series, send a message to our Music Director and put “Atelier Mailing” in the subject line. All mailings are done in blind copy and for this purpose only.
Gifts in support of the ministries and mission of the American Church in Paris may be made directly to the Church or to our United States sponsor, the American and Foreign Christian Union (AFCU).