Sing Faure's Requiem for the D-Day 70 Anniversary
Date: June 7, 2013
Under the artistic direction of Dr. William Skoog, the Paris Choral Festival will take place June 30-July 5, 2014, and will bring American mixed voice choirs to Paris to sing en masse in celebration of the centuries-old Franco-American friendship.
Featuring Gabriel Fauré’s remarkable Requiem in L’église de la Madeleine – the very church where the work was premiered – 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.
Participation in the Paris Choral Festival will offer the opportunity to sing the European Premier of “The Singing Rooms” by America’s most performed contemporary composer – Jennifer Higdon.
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.
Go here to learn more about the festival.