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Lionel Sow, the new chorus asset of Radio France


PORTRAIT – The new musical director of the choir of Radio France directs, this Sunday, the last concert of the Nadia Boulanger cycle at the Round House.

The rehearsal for Sunday's concert is barely over when the choir managers are busy in all directions to prepare the hall for the auditions.

We are recruiting Bass II.

The most serious.

The rare commodity in institutional choirs: these are voices that age well and stay in place for a long time.

“Between two sips of a soup quickly swallowed in the canteen of La Seine Musicale, Lionel Sow displays his determination.

We are not immune to a good surprise, but I do not expect that we will find the nugget we are looking for,

slips the new musical director of the Chœur de Radio France.

This is the second audition for this position, we are looking for the rare bird.


It must be said that of all the musical formations of Radio France, the Choir is the one that has been the most impacted by the job cuts decided by the management in recent years.

They went from 114 singers in 2015 to 60 in 2020,

recalls the one who took the lead in September 2022.

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Source: lefigaro

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