Composer/conductor Paul French has been the Music Director of the William Ferris Chorale since his appointment in 2005. In addition, he is the Music Director at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Chicago, Illinois where he leads a thriving choral program of adults’ and children’s voices. French is also the Director of Choral Recordings for World Library Publications, and the editor of a series of choral works for children’s choirs, under the banner of the American Federation Pueri Cantores, for whom he regularly conducts regional, national and international choral festivals. Mr. French was commissioned to create Fanfares and Alleluias for the recent papal visit of Pope Francis to the U. S. in 2015. In addition his Concertato on Grosser Gott was performed for the papal visits of both Pope Francis (2015) and Pope Benedict XVI in 2008.
Mr. French’s published music is available through Santa Barbara Press, MorningStar Music, Paraclete Press, World Library Publications, GIA Publications, and Oregon Catholic Press.