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The Chœur Régional d’Auvergne is an ensemble of amateur singers whose director since its creation has been Blaise Plumettaz. Its reason for being is the pursuit of choral excellence and the pleasure of sharing music.
Formed in 2000, the choir has acquired a reputation extending beyond borders thanks to its spirited music-making in the four départements of the region. In ten years it has taken part in prestigious concerts such as those given by the Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy under Jean-Claude Malgoire or by the Orchestre d’Auvergne conducted by Arie van Beek. It has also participatedin numerous regional musical festivals such as La Chaise-Dieu, les Musicales du Lubéron, les Temps Musicaux de Ramatuelle, Bach en Combrailles, Piano à Riom, Musiques Démesurées, Cour du soir de Cusset.
A real center of culture bringing together talented choral singers, the choir offers not only concerts, but also rehearsals with commentary and lectures around works and programs which are often highly innovative.
It also organizes partnerships with educational institutions. In everything it does the choir actively contributes to the musical education of all audiences and, by making access to concerts easier, even reaches out to a public which usually gives cultural events a miss.
This mission of service echoes the values of the Michelin Corporate Foundation which has chosen to back the Chœur Régional d’Auvergne in all its activities.