William Christie gets crossed by France

William Christie gets crossed by France


norman lebrecht

June 22, 2022

The French Government has named new appointments to the National Order of Merit.

The American conductor William Christie receives the grand’ croix of the order.

One rung down, at officier grade, are the chorus conductor Nicole Cortie, composer Pascal Dusapin and countertenor Fabrice di Falco.

Chevaliers of the order are the soprano Cassandre Berthon and organists Christian Lutz and Jean-Pierre Millioud.



  • msc says:

    Based on his artistic accomplishments at least, including his lifelong advocacy for French baroque music, he deserves it. It’s a lovely honour for a boy from Buffalo.

  • Sean says:

    Absolutely well deserved. Bravo!

  • Marj says:

    Well deserved. Congrats maestro