Monaco boys’ choir’s North American tour ‘a great success’
On the west coast of North America, the boys’ choir, ‘young voices of the cathedral,’ held a dozen concerts during the month. From Vancouver in Canada, to Los Angeles.
In the opinion of their director, Pierre Debat, the tour was “a great success” for the children. On 3 July, the ‘Little Singers of Monaco’ criss-crossed the West Coast of North America, from Canada to the United States, for almost three weeks. Quite an adventure compared to their traditional summer tour. They alternated between performing and enjoying a tourist road-trip in this mythical region of the world.
The tour began with a first concert in Vancouver and continued in Lynnwood, Seattle, Tacoma, and Salem. Then they continue onto Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Prince Rainier III, who baptized the troupe “the little ambassadors of Monaco”, had a good sense because this tour was supported by the Consulates of Monaco in Vancouver, San Francisco and Los Angeles, welcoming a small piece of the Principality.
In San Francisco, on the occasion of the celebrations of 14 July, the singers gave a recital in the rotunda of the city hall, where they interpreted Edith Piaf’s “Hymne à l’amour” in the presence of the French and Monegasque consuls. They then gave two concerts in the legendary city before heading down to Los Angeles. The tour continued until 23 July.