Music Celebrations International is pleased to announce the second-annual Paris Choral Festival, June 30 – July 5, 2014, to be held in Paris, France under the artistic direction of Dr. William Skoog. The Festival is part of the official 70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day.
Featuring Gabriel Fauré’s remarkable Requiem in the very church where the work was premiered, – L’Eglise de la Madeleine, in the heart of Paris – this festival is being presented in honor of the 70th anniversary of The Battle of Normandy and the Allied Invasion of France in World War II. The festival will feature patriotic works to honor the occasion, culminating in a grand musical commemoration for the heroes that fought for freedom during the world’s greatest invasion.
Following the finale performance, choirs will journey to nearby Normandy for an Independence Day choral remembrance and wreath-laying at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial – site of the June 6th, 1944 Allied Invasion.