Since its foundation in 1993, the youth orchestra from St Petersburg has regularly toured Europe and joined with local choirs to produce the 'MUSICHORALES' festival and is featured in several videos on Youtube. This year sees 'MUSICHORALES' return to its birthplace of La Rochefoucauld, Charente. The choir, 'L'Air de Rien', under the direction of their Chef de Choeur, Jean-Louis Charrier, is organising the festival which will also include up to 150 choristers from other choirs, who will have spent the week in La Rochefoucauld rehearsing together. Les Cordes d'Argent, which features Russian instruments, will be giving 2 concerts, one in Buissières-Boffy (87) during the week beginning 15th July and the festival ends with concerts of choristers and the orchestra at 9pm on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th July in the Church in La Rochefoucauld, and finally in Angoulême cathedral at 8.30pm on Friday 20th July. The varied programme includes the Messe Brève by Delibes, The Huntsmen's Chorus from der Freischütz, Amazing Grace, Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus and La Leçon de solfège by Charles Lecocq.

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