La Cigale de Lyon

Great Southern Series Concert 1
Tuesday 16 July, 1pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Tickets $20 – $25

World Showcase Series Concert 3
Friday 19 July, 7pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Tickets $25 – $35

La Cigale de Lyon is a French children’s choir whose members are carefully selected amongst young singers in the Lyons area. The chorus was originally founded in 1947 by Christian Wagner, and Anne-Marie Cabut has been its artistic director and conductor since 1995.

La Cigale de Lyon is affiliated with the French federation A Cœur Joie. It was the very first children’s choir to join the European Choral Association Europa Cantat, and it is also a member of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM).

Its repertoire includes a sundry range of styles with musical open-mindedness at the heart of all preoccupations as it is the very essence of the choir’s existence: from a capella classical music to the same with a piano accompaniment all the way up to one-off, specially-created polyphonies.

La Cigale de Lyon won many international prizes and had the great opportunity of benefiting from really powerful musical experiences when working with outstanding conductors. It is often invited to prestigious festivals and has toured in Europe, USA, South America, Japan and China. It regularly welcomes in France choirs from all over the world. La Cigale de Lyon takes the initiative for musical creation. In January 2006, the composer Serge Folie was commissioned by it to create the show “Éclats de l’Eau“.

La Cigale de Lyon regularly releases CDs.

The individual treasures carried by every child give the group a real strength that allows it to work wonders through effort and harmony.