Since 1981, the Choeur Britten has forged a unique sound in the service of bold artistic choices expressed through its commitment to contemporary creation and the unfairly overlooked works of France’s XX-century musical heritage. The choir has performed many musical commissions (works by Maurice Ohana, Philippe Hersant, Édith Canat de Chizy, Nicolas Bacri…) and devotes some of its discography to André Caplet and Joseph-Guy Ropartz.
Via its educational arm, the Chœur Britten carries out teaching and mediation activities in the form of events in schools, encounters with a variety of audiences "outside the walls", choral conducting masterclasses, round-table discussions with composers, conferences and themed events.
In 2010, the Chœur Britten won the Schueller-Bettencourt Foundation prize from the Académie des Beaux-Arts. In 2014, the Chœur et Solistes de Lyon and the Chœur Brttien got closer and created Spirito to carry a common artistic and cultural project. Spirito also allows to use a pool of regular professional singers and to accompany the occupational integration of the young musicians-interpreters.
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