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Community choir in creation

New partnership!

This season, the Opéra national de Lorraine, under the musical direction of its choral conductor Guillaume Fauchère, is undertaking the creation of a community choir for the first time. Sing Alongs are groups that bring together amateur, semi-professional and professional choirs, so that everyone can enjoy singing together. This season's Sing Along at the Opéra will focus on Haydn's Creation, a work which will also be staged at the Opéra national de Lorraine. For five months, choirs as diverse as the Lunéville music school, Ars Musica, Choralliance, Ensemble Leszczynski, the Voice Choir of the Conservatoire Régional du Grand Nancy and Gradus ad Musicam will work on selected excerpts.

Our Opéra's ambition is to create a musical community and offer non-professional opera artists a space for expression. But this community is first and foremost intended to give access to musical practice to women and men who are far removed from it by their life situation. With this in mind, we are initiating a new partnership with the Association d'Accueil et Réinsertion Sociale (ARS), which supports refugees and asylum seekers. Every week since October, the Opera has had a chorus of around 15 people singing, to introduce them to the performing arts and invite them to join the big community chorus.

The first session on October 18, 2023 revealed everyone's ability to adapt, their great dedication, and the extraordinary communicative nature of music. A very successful first meeting between the choral conductor Guillaume Paire and the ARS choir! The second meeting, on October 20 at the Opéra as part of Integration Week, took place in the presence of Hocine Chabira, 18th Vice-President of the Metropole du Grand Nancy.

Join nearly 300 professional and non-professional artists on January 26, 2024 for a great moment of musical community!

Selected excerpts from The Creation by Joseph Haydn
Opéra national de Lorraine Chorus and Orchestra
Community Choir

January 26, 2024 at 8pm and 9:15pm
Salle Poirel

Duration: 30 min.
Reservations from 15 January (online, at the Place Stanislas box office (Mon-Fri 1pm-7pm) or by telephone at
Free admission subject to availability (2 seats max. per person)

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