EXCEPTIONAL CHOIR

HISTORY

Founded in 1974, the Pastoureaux choir consists of sixty boys, aged seven to fourteen, whose voices range from soprano to alto. About twenty teenagers and adults support the choir by adding tenor and bass sections. About twenty members of the Pastoureaux form the Cantate Group, which develops additional skills for the keenest children, enabling them to tackle more complex or distinctive works.

REPERTOIRE

The Pastoureaux repertoire is huge. It includes not only works by the great classical masters (Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Franck, Saint-Saëns, Fauré…) but also those of earlier (Schütz, Pachelbel, Allegri…) and later composers (Gershwin, Poulenc, Britten…), not to mention several lesser-known works from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

FESTIVALS

The Pastoureaux are often invited to take part in major music festivals in Belgium. Abroad, the Pastoureaux have distinguished themselves at a number of children’s choir festivals, such as Poznan (Poland), Lake Como (Italy) and the World Peace Choral Festival in Vienna (Austria).

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CONCERTS AGENDA

Baroque Music – Les Pastoureaux – Millenium Orchestra (MUCH Music)

Mercredi 11 octobre 2017 – 20h15
Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Haas-Teichen Studio,
Chaussée de Tervuren 445
1410 Waterloo

Pearls of the Baroque Music, Music Festival in the Valley / Music am Attertdaul

Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 20:00
Heinstert Church, Attert

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Becoming a Pastoureau?

You are 8, you love music but don"t need to have studied it! Are you interesting in singing, travelling and discovering new horizons?

It was lovely to hear the sound of a boys’ choir in this competition! The choice of music suited their voices – Dans la troupe was bold and cheeky, with well-marked march rhythms, and Ensemble gave the choir’s excellent soloists a chance to shine. I felt that the competition was a valuable experience for them – they have surely gained in confidence from performing to a TV audience, and the next time they appear, they will have the final milligram of confidence and technical polish. Bravo!

John Rutter

Oubliant pendant quelques heures les jeux de leur âge, ils viennent donner une leçon de sérieux et de gravité qui nous laisse muets et bouleversés.

Sud-Ouest France

Les Pastoureaux chantent avec franchise et conviction: la justesse et le soin de la préparation en font un instrument de valeur…

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KEY FIGURES

A choir, voices
80
Founded in
1974
Number of concerts
1026
Yearly hours of rehearsals
150

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NEWS

Watch the Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 Contest Live on Youtube

A selection of European public radios et televisions will broadcast a brand new Eurovision contest dedicated to amateur choirs on July 22, 2017 at 8 p.m. : Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017. This 100 minutes show will be also available for the most connected among us on this Youtube channel.

The power of moving images

They are broadcasted nearly 24/7 on RTBF la trois ! The Pastoureaux spent an entire day with the TV team to record three teasers to boost the audience of the first edition of the Eurovision Choir of the Year contest in Riga next Saturday, July 22nd 2017 at 08:00 pm. Stay tuned!  

Concert du 30 juin: les Pastoureaux accueillent les Petits Chanteurs du Mont- Royal (Québec)

Cette année les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal font une tournée en Europe: Belgique, France et Angleterre, du 25 juin au 10 juillet. L’an dernier, cette Maîtrise du Québec a fêté ses 60 ans d’existence. Depuis le début elle a pour mission d’enrichir les services religieux de l’Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal par le chant sacré. Âgés […]

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