Purpose of residency: rehearsals.

The Attacca Chamber Choir, directed by Sébastien Boin, brings together some thirty amateur singers with a passion for a cappella repertoire and musical creation.

Supported by the Arrizkoa association, created in 2023, its vocation is to bring to life the chamber choir repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, set against new works specially commissioned from French and international composers.

This pronounced taste for musical creation also makes it a stimulating tool for young composers on the road to professionalism from regional conservatories. It accompanies them in their first experiments with vocal music, while providing invaluable advice on writing specifically for choir, which is often overlooked by composers due to a lack of opportunities during their studies.

Attacca is essentially made up of singer-readers, and regularly welcomes young musicians from Aix-Marseille University and local conservatories to its ranks. In this way, Attacca can help extend the musical studies undertaken in these establishments.

The choir's first concerts will feature a cappella repertoire (Francis Poulenc, Bohuslav Martinů, Germaine Tailleferre, Luciano Berio, with two world premieres by Alexandros Markeas and Félix Ibarrondo), as well as recent works for choir and instrumental ensemble mounted in partnership with Ensemble C Barré (Mikel Urquiza, Thomas Keck).

Attacca Choir
Sébastien Boin
Sat. 13 + Sun. 14 January 2024 Friche la Belle de Mai (le Module)
Sat. 3 + Sun. 4 February 2024 Friche la Belle de Mai (le Module)
Sat. 9 + Sun. 10 March 2024 Friche la Belle de Mai (le Module)
Sat. 20 + Sun. 21 April 2024 Friche la Belle de Mai (le Module)
Sat. 29 + Sun. 30 June 2024 Friche la Belle de Mai (le Module)
Sat. July 6 + Sun. July 7, 2024 Friche la Belle de Mai (le Module)

Sébastien Boin
artistic and musical director