500 children have given voice in Jazin College

For this 32nd edition, the show titled “The Irish Fugu” presents the story of two children searching for their origins in medieval Ireland. Identity Search …

For this 32nd edition, the show titled “The Irish Fugu” presents the story of two children searching for their origins in medieval Ireland. A search for identity that echoes adolescence, explained by Pierre Feilens, the show’s author, who is also a teacher at Navarenx College and Bartho High School.


Students from about fifty institutions participated in Jajin College.

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Opportunity to offer a different configuration with a larger orchestra, a choir of about twenty musicians and adults. The teenager, wearing a white shirt and black pants, held their position, chaining 14 pieces of the original creation.

“Now I love to sing, I plan to continue in high school and I want to take a music option.”

Between excitement and stress

Nervousness, however, reigned before the performance. An hour’s break between rehearsals and concerts allows college students to eat a little, sort of their clothes. Some corners looked like hairdressing workshops. Outside, Elsa, Clementine, Alia, Alicia, and Mylene are resting: Jazin College has allowed Boise D’Amoire’s 6th grade students to learn Irish music at Bill’s Boise. “The choir takes a lot of time, but in the end, it’s beautiful,” they explain. Because the show is the culmination of a year’s work that the children are happy to see.

More than 2,000 people attended the 4pm show, mostly relatives of the children.


More than 2,000 people attended the 4pm show, mostly relatives of the children.

Patrice Martins de Barros

“Last year, we did cabaret. With Kovid, however, we were only pictured. There’s Zenith, it’s more exciting, but it’s a little more stressful, ”said Elijah, a 3rd grader at Baretas College in Are. The schoolgirl, who started the 5th “Just to Watch” choir, discovered a true passion. “Now I love singing, I plan to continue my studies in high school and I want to take a music option. A

The choir also includes music fans like Julie, the soloist who plays one of the Queen’s daughters. “It simply came to our notice then. However, this is not the first time I have sung in public, “said the young 5th student of the College of the Immaculate Conception. Also enthusiastic, but more relaxed, Mathis and Leo, from the Rewhaut’s Les Events organization. These 3rd grade students rehearse at Navarrenx once a week to prepare. Finally, every week for Mathis, who shares his time with Rugby.

In turn

Near them, a small group of 6th from Jean-Moulin to the Arctic does not take place. Children want to find their parents who are settling there. “Me, my mom, she often wears a denim jacket,” one of them slipped. It is sometimes the relatives who are at the root of their child’s registration: “This is what my mother wanted,” Mehdi said. I found it good. So, with Benjamin, they will continue next year.

Orchestra includes teachers and high school students.


Orchestra includes teachers and high school students.

Patrice Martins de Barros

A few years ago, Benjamin was on the other side of the audience as his sister performed. This time, it’s his turn to kick the board. And the little ones understood the instructions well: “You always have to keep an eye on the conductor. This is Olivier Domengin, professor of music education at Jean-D’Albrett, who sets the pace for polyphonic songs and conducts an orchestra, which combines Tutti Fruity formation, teachers and high school students at the Conservatory.

Passed emotionally

The event, involving 130 teachers, was organized by the Association of Music Teachers in the Music of the Millionaire Scolaire des Pyrénées-Atlantiques (MMSPA). “It’s an emotion we pass on to them and they give it back to us,” said Pierre Feilens. A

In partnership with the Rector and local authorities, Jazz’in Collège thus brings together about fifty institutions or about 1,200 children across the department. There will also be two performances in the Basque Country, on June 10 in Hasparin, and on June 22 in Biarritz. “It’s a work that goes beyond music,” explained Lionel Burgess, president of MMSPA and project manager for coral meetings at Pyrenees-Atlantics. For the baby, it will probably be the only time in their life that they will get on such a stage.

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