La Monnaie’s Children’s and Youth Choir has recorded a CD of popular and traditional Christmas songs for the festive period. The new album is now available from Cypres.
This recording is a kaleidoscopic compilation arranged by composer Aldo D. Platteau. His reworkings immerse the listener in diverse musical worlds, traversing time and space: the Middle Ages, the Walloon and Flemish countryside, traditional music from France, Southern Europe, English religious songs and the popular music of Tino Rossi. Platteau arranges, orchestrates and harmonizes in a variety of musical styles, from classical and baroque through jazz and romantic to contemporary work.
Several soloists from our MM Academy also lent their voices to the choir’s A Christmas Journey: Margaux de Valensart, Maxime Melnik, Pierre Derhet and Virginie Leonard.
A Christmas Journey, released on the Cypres label, makes the perfect Christmas gift. As a spectator at La Monnaie, you enjoy an exclusive discount (€18 instead of €21). Order your copy by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the code 'MM Christmas' and it will be delivered to your home one of the next days.
You will have the chance to discover this collection of songs at the Children’s and Youth Choir’s Christmas Concert in the Grande Salle at La Monnaie on December 18th, but also in the Aula Magna in Louvain-la-Neuve on December 12th.