Young Ensemble

The Young Ensemble is open to high school students aged 14 to 18, schooled in a Parisian establishment providing a dual curriculum.

The Young Ensemble corresponds to the third cycle of education with the Maîtrise. At its end, students who wish can join the Adult Choir, a professional training that gives a diploma.

The objectives of the cycle are:

  • individual, vocal and solfegic work,
  • collective practice (ensemble music and choir).

The group, made up of about fifteen high school students, follows approximately 8 hours of lessons every week during school hours, with a  flexible timetable arrangement.

Classes take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Depending on concerts and services, the Young Ensemble is required to rehearse or perform in the evening and on weekends.

During their studies at the Maîtrise, students undergo a complete training including courses in:

  • choir,
  • Gregorian chant,
  • vocal technique,
  • musical training,
  • musical culture,
  • interpretation,
  • ensemble music.

All repertoires are covered, from medieval music to contemporary music, both in secular music and in sacred music: solo singing, choir with equal voices, choir with mixed voices (with the Adult Choir).

The high school students present their work during auditions, cultural actions, by participating in numerous offices in Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois (pending the reopening of the Cathedral) or during concerts in Paris, France and abroad.


Junior high school students take classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2 p.m.

The Young Ensemble participates every week in Tuesday evening (girls) or Thursday evening (boys) Vespers at Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois (pending the reopening of the Cathedral), outside of school holidays (from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.).


By agreement with the Rectorat de Paris, our students are schooled in the following establishments, where the hours are compatible with the Maîtrise hours.

Lycée Racine

38, rue de Naples 75008 PARIS

01 45 22 11 51


Lycée Georges Brassens

40, rue Manin 75019 PARIS

01 42 08 66 31

Lycée Jean de la Fontaine

1, place de la Porte Molitor 75016 PARIS

01 46 51 16 00