Les Petits Chanteurs Return to Austin
Les Petits Chanteurs (the Little Singers) is the renowned boys’ choir of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They have performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Lincoln Center in New York City, Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony, and more than 90 churches across the United States, and are returning to Austin for five concerts, the first of which is this Friday. The choir will be raising money so they can sustain their mission to the people of Haiti, and to focus attention on the rich musical tradition of the island.
The devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, completely ruined the cathedral school complex and all the musical instruments inside that belong to the Holy Trinity Philharmonic Orchestra. Before the earthquake, Holy Trinity served 1,000 students. Holy Trinity is the only school of its kind in the country and depends on charitable support to sustain its mission of musical education for children and teenagers.
While in Austin they will be seeking financial donations and used musical instruments—percussion, brass and strings (including guitars)—to help replace all of the damaged instruments at Holy Trinity School.
The 30-voice choir, accompanied by a string ensemble, will perform at the following venues:
- Friday Sept. 23, 7 pm – All Saints Episcopal Church, 209 West 27th St.
- Saturday Sept. 24 7pm – St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Road
- Sunday Sept. 25 7pm – Cherrywood Coffee House, 1400 East 38th St.
- Monday Sept. 26, 7 pm – St. Stephens Episcopal School Chapel, 6500 St. Stephens Dr.
- Tuesday Sept. 27, 7 pm – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Cypress Mills), 263 Spur 962, Cypress Mill
Admission is free. A free-will donation will be taken.
Donated musical instruments will be accepted at each concert venue.
For more information, contact John Moon.
Enjoy this photofilm from the choir’s November visit to Austin.