A conservatoire chorus chief is charged with violating minors

A conservatoire chorus chief is charged with violating minors


norman lebrecht

February 22, 2018

The former head of chorus at the Conservatoire in Tours, France, has been charged with sexual crimes committed against six or seven boys, the regional prosecuto said today.

The offences took place during trips to Paris.

The suspect, whose name has not been given, has a previous conviction for sexual assault on a minor.




  • Sharon says:

    What a shame.

  • Paul Sullivan says:

    It boggles the mind that this abuse of minors (both male and female) continues to be a recurring theme in the world of “classical” music. It seems only the the Catholic clergy exceed them in their abuse.

    • Sharon says:

      Perhaps it just seems to be more prevalent in the classical music world. Media reporting has a lot to do with social class. Media knows that people are interested in people who are like them so they broadcast/print news that would be of interest to the readers who have enough money to buy the products that their advertisers want to sell.
      In other words the abuse of middle to upper class kids who take music lessons or go to private Catholic schools is a media topic, the abuse of poor or working class kids by a neighbor less so. Same thing goes for victims of violent crime. The murder of the middle class person is reported, the murder of the homeless person less likely to be.