Sunday 30 July at 5 p.m. in the church
Claire DAMERON, soprano
Claire DAMERO studied singing at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, in the class of Marcin Habela and went on to hone her skills with Vera Wenkert in Zurich.
On stage, she regularly performs ,with the Opéra Louise in Fribourg and with La Cala in Lyons in the choirs of various operas and operettas ; Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s Aïda and Nabucco, Strauss’ Fledermaus, Scotto’s Violettes Impériales and Lopez’ Viva Napoli. She has also sung several supporting rôles such as Madame le Tilleul in Offenbach’s Monsieur Choufleuri at the Opéra de Chambre in Geneva, one of the soubrettes in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne, and Guarnavaca in Lopez’ Le Chanteur de Mexique at the Bourse du Travail in Lyons.
She appears regularly in recitals and concerts, performing French melodies, lieder, arias from operas and operettas, as well as singing oratorios, in numerous choirs, such as Fauré’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and his 9th Symphony, Brahms’ A German Requiem, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and Rossini’s Little Solemn Mass.
With a Masters in Voice Education, for the last 15 years, she has been teaching song, and also conducting the choir of the Resource Centre in Lyons, working with people suffering from cancer.
Claire Dameron Rosemay Dauvin-Magnan
Stabat Mater by Pergolèse
Rosemay DAUVIN-MAGNAN, mezzo-soprano
After studying piano, and after various musical experiences with gospel, jazz singing and pop-rock, she gained her Degree in Musicology at the University of Lyons. She went on to study Lyric Song at the Conservatoire Régionale in Lyons, at the same time obtaining her Diplomas in Musical Education, Conducting a Choir and Writing. After enrolling in the Haute Ecole de Musique in Neuchâtel, she went on to study at the the Conservatoire Régionale in Bourgoin-Jallieu, where she also studied harpsichord, as well as obtaining her Diploma in Lyric Song. She then continued to hone her skills, working in Masterclasses with various renowned teachers.
She regularly performs with several ensembles, in different genres, such as L’Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Choeur de l’Opéra de St Etienne, Spirito, Exosphère, Jean-Pierre Verdolini jazzband, La note brève, Wawa’swing….working with famous conductors like Ton Kopman, Emmanuel Krivine, Léonard Slatkin, Michel Corboz, Nicole Corti, et Régine Théodoresco. She also sings solo on stage, in operas and operettas, in various concerts of modern music and jazz, as well as in oratorios, Baroque recitals, traditional music and French songs. For several years she has been teaching, in conservatoire, song, choir and musical education.
Benoît CHRETIEN, positive organ
Born in 1985, his musical career was based on open-mindedness and all the curiosity of an artistic apprentiship. After beginning with recorder and organ in music school, he enrolled in the Regional Conservatoire in Poitiers, to study these instruments with Claire Michon and Dominique Ferran. He also studied Music Education, Writing, Harpsichord, Continuous Bass and Chamber Music. He was awarded four prizes, in recorder, organ, writing and music education. Alongside his courses, Benoît also studied Renaissance Dance for 3 years at the Conservatoire in Tours, Conducting at the Conservatoire in Evry, and was awarded a Degree in Musicology at the University in Poitiers.
Keen to pass on his knowledge, he obtained, in 2010, his Diplôme d’État in Music Teaching at the Conservatoire in Poitiers. In the same year, he enrolled in the Conservatoire in Lyons, to study Continuous Bass in the class of Yves Rechsteiner. In 2013, he founded l’Ensemble Fiori Harmonici, to perform Ancient Music, specialising in German music of the 17th Century. In 2015 he was awarded his Masters in Continuous Bass at the Conservatoire in Lyons. During his studies he wrote a dissertation on «Conducting Continuous Bass». Very interested in choral music, he has sung with conductors like Nicole Corti, François-Xavier Roth and Emmanuel Krivine.
He is now teaching Harpsichord, Continuous Bass, Music Teaching, Dance and Traditional Music at the Conservatoire in Villefranche-sur-Saône. He is resident organist at the Immaculate-Conception, and assistant resident at Saint-Louis de la Guillotière in Lyons. He performs solo in numerous concerts, and as accompanist on harpsichord and organ. He is also studying the French horn.