Schneebeli is Director of Les Pages and les Chantres de la Chapelle, the choir of
the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.
He has extensive experience training young singers in French baroque
style and has played a central role in the “rediscovery” of French works
from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Prior to joining the Centre in 1991, he and William Christie founded the
choir of Les Arts Florissants for the modern debut of Lully's Atys.
Mr. Schneebeli and L’Ensemble Contrepoint, which he directs, recently
received several honors, including the Diapason d'Or, for a critically
acclaimed CD of Motets and Scènes Sacrées by Bouzignac.
Under Mr. Schneebeli's direction, Les Pages and les Chantres de la
Chapelle has performed and recorded works by Du Mont, Rameau, and Clérambault,
and has collaborated and recorded with distinguished conductors such as William
Christie, Jean-Claude Malgoire, and Ton Koopman.
In recognition of the choir's efforts to familiarize the public with
early French music, in 1997 Les Pages and les Chantres de la Chapelle received
the Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Choral Singing, given by the Académie des
Beaux-Arts. Mr. Schneebeli is
working to recreate a large French baroque choir with the goal of interpreting
the sacred works of the
and reviving the largely unknown repertoire of the Maîtrises of the French
cathedrals in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Mr. Schneebeli will coach the student singers in French baroque style.