Belgium: Les Pastoureaux Boys’ Choir Les Pastoureaux Boys’ Choir will represent Belgium at Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017. The Pastoureaux Boys’ Choir was founded in 1974 and is composed of boys aged 7 to 14 who sing both soprano and alto parts. Adolescents and adults join the choir for the tenor and bass voices. The choir has performed in more than 1000 concerts around the world, gaining valuable experience and an international reputation. (Photograph: Emilie Lebrun – intheBoxx) Music practice and group solidarity are at the very heart of the Pastoureaux project. Choir members meet twice a week in separate voice groups or sub-groups and the choir rehearses together once to twice a month. Notable performances include concerts for the Belgian royal family, international festivals in Poznan (Poland), Lago di Como (Italy), and World Peace Festival in Vienna (Austria) where they had the honour of sharing the stage of the legendary Musikverein with the Vienna Boys’ Choir. The choir have also taken part in several television shows and films and even performed for Jean-Claude Van Damme. Visit the official website and Facebook page. You can also watch their videos on YouTube and Vimeo. About Philippe Favette Philippe Favette began his musical studies at the age of 10 and performed in a choir whilst at school. He began his career as a professional singer at the Collegium Vocale in Ghent before joining another prestigious ensemble, the Choeur de Chambre de Namur. During his career, Philippe has won several prizes and regularly performs in Belgium and abroad. He has conducted several choirs around the world and more recently, gave masterclasses in Linz, Austria and Minneapolis in the United States.