The coal mine song by Eugène Bozza

Le chant de la mine (“The coal mine song”), an oratorio composed by Eugène Bozza (Prix de Rome), former director of the Conservatory of Valenciennes, is a popular and local music piece dedicated to the miners’ glory (also called “black mouths”). The Valentiana orchestra and Eugène Bozza’s wind octet, a choir of 200 singers from Valenciennes, 4 solists and one narrator will resuscitate this masterpiece which has not been played since its composition back in 1956.