March 26 - Evening with the Composer

Join us at the American University of Paris for an evening with Paris Choral Society and American Composer Richard Burchard in anticipation of the World Premiere of the Stabat Mater. This 45-minute piece, to be performed by PCS on March 29th and 30th, was written specifically for Paris Choral and the American Cathedral Choirs.

The world premiere of this beautiful work represents an opportunity for the American community of Paris to gather around a uniquely American work in order that we all might learn more about music, art, passion, and faith. Richard Burchard's work includes more than 100 commissioned works for choirs around the world.

In a "Larry King"-esque interview, Mr. Burchard will enlighten attendees to the intricacies and inspiration behind his choral works. The evening will be moderated by Cathedral parishioner and lifelong journalist, Joe Coyle. This is a unique opportunity to meet the composer and see some behind-the-scenes magic making such a work to come together.

There will be a short reception afterward provided by the American University’s Student Government Association.

Where: American University of Paris, 69 Quai d'Orsay, 8th Floor Conference Center

When: Tuesday, March 26th, 19h-21h.

All guests must RSVP by Sunday March 24th at 12h via the link:

Please direct questions about the event to Emily Ide at

For information about purchasing tickets to the World Premiere of Burchard's Stabat Mater please visit