Rencontres chorales internationales
en Briançonnais

24th to 31st July

Workshops at the international choir meetings CHORALP 2021

The 10th edition of this International Singing Week will host two musical ateliers that you’ll enjoy discovering, implementing repertoires conducted by internationally renowned chefs.

Full choirs, as well as Individual Singers, are all welcome to register to these workshops.

Participants may choose between the music workshops:

The workshops

Workshop 1 - Arthur Honegger King David (1921)
Biblical drama, written by René Morax. It was composed in a few months by the French-Swiss Arthur Honegger who looked for advice from Igor Stravinski when he was 29 years old.

A mixed choir, narrator, soloists and an orchestra of 17 instruments, form the three parts of this vast symphonic psalm whose choir part was written first to allow the amateur choir charged with this creation to have a sufficient number of rehearsals.

A major work of the choral repertoire, conductor: Valérie Fayet (Fr), who was already in charge of the Bernstein Atelier (Chichester Psalms) in 2014.

Workshop 2 - Sergueï Rachmaninov Vespers (1915) - (Extracts)

Night Vigils Op. 37, as per its original name, it is an a cappella composition as the tradition of orthodox liturgy requires. The first six movements correspond to vespers in the Liturgy of the Hours and are followed by Matins.

This 4 voices mixed choir is completed by a deep bass (deep b flat !). Some pieces provide for a division of voices.

The workshop will be led by a specialist in orthodox music: Marie-Claude Remy (BE). The Ljubljana Academy of Music Chamber Choir shall participate as a clinic choir in support for this workshop.

In each workshop, a pilot choir that is already conversant with the scores will assist the registered participants in the repertoire learning process.

Both ateliers are bilingual (French and English).

Rehearsals to be held every morning from 09:00 to noon and in the afternoon from 14:00 to 16:30.
One afternoon during the week is kept free so as to allow sight seeing of the city and surroundings.


Scores may be ordered right away from

Choralp / À Cœur Joie
Les Passerelles
24 avenue Joannes Masset
CS 99261 – 69264 LYON cedex 09

Workshop 1 – King David:

Scores are now available immediately upon request from Lyon 
Please indicate the type of score required:
Score for singer alone – €15 nett
Complete score (singer plus piano reduction) – €40 nett

Workshop 2 – Serguei Rachmaninov Vespers:

mailing upon order reception

The scores are the original ones that have been especially transliterated for us in Roman letters. They may be purchased at the nett cost of €15.
The pieces that shall be sung are 1-2-3-6-9-11-13 and 15

Payment: by cheque to the order of Choralp Briançon only if cheque is emitted from a French bank (else by bank transfer free of charge to Choralp). Please indicate postal address for the delivery.

Registration is open until march 31st 2021.

Practical information

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any query on choralp@gmail.com or inscriptions.choralp@gmail.com

Head office Choralp Briançon

MJC - 35 rue Pasteur - 05100 Briançon

Administration (mail)

Choralp - À Cœur Joie
les Passerelles,
24 avenue Joannès Masset
69009 Lyon

** please note that all deposits will be fully refunded in the event of cancellation of this activity due to the Covid-19 pandemic.