Paris Boys Choir to Yiwu
On July 20, the Paris Holy Cross Boys Choir, one of the world's five largest children's choirs, will bring their heavenly sound from Notre Dame Cathedral to a Yiwu audience at the Yiwu Cultural Square Theater.
Founded in 1956, the Paris Holy Cross Boys Choir is not only the chorus of Notre Dame Cathedral for various ceremonies and official events, but also the envoy for the spreading of French culture and art appointed by several French presidents.
The choir will perform world famous songs for a Yiwu audience, including Beethoven's “Ode to Joy” and songs in Mozart's opera “Requiem” and Verdi's opera “Nabucco.” They will also sing French folk songs from movies such as The Sound of Music and The Chorus. In addition, they specially prepared Chinese songs like “Let's Row Our Boats” and “Singing and Smiling.” (By Chen Jinhua —Yiwu Business—, translated by Shen Yingying, edited by Mariam Ayad)