7 Music-Filled Days You Will NEVER Forget!
This festival is open to individual singers throughout the United States and England.
Join in a 65-voice choir of talented singers as they rehearse and perform two of the world's most beloved choral works, with professional orchestra in some of the world's most stunning performance venues.
The Festival Choir and Orchestra will rehearse and perform Maurice Duruflé's REQUIEM, op, 9 and the Quatre Motets, op. 10 in the very church where Duruflé worked: Saint-Etienne-du-Mont, as well as Chartres Cathedral. The Festival choir will also present the Quatre Motets during Sunday Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral.*
Excellent hotel accommodations, transportation, some meals and sight-seeing trips are all included. The itinerary allows for lots of free time to explore Paris on your own. Participants will also have the option of extending their stay in Paris.
We're NOT looking to populate our choir with 65 professional vocal soloists. We're looking for choral singers, with natural voices, who can sing in tune, accurately, and who can learn this music, partly on their own.
*Venues subject to confirmation.
Tour payments are non-refundable. We recommend that our participants purchase trip insurance. With trip insurance, if you can’t make the trip to Paris, for any covered reason, all of your payments will be reimbursed 100%. Trip insurance is available from various sources.
We recommend Travel Guard.
Spouses and Friends Welcome!
Bring your significant other with you to enjoy Paris in Springtime!
Non-Performing Participants do not need to apply or audition (of course!)
Once their participating spouse is accepted to the festival Chorus, they can go straight to the Registration process and selct the "Register as Spouse" option.
Application Deadline Extended Tenors and Basses on;y, so we can achieve the perfect balance of voices.
When and where will the rehearsals be?
The only organized rehearsals will take place in Paris (see the itinerary). However, singers are expected to prepare the music in advance, on their own. Details for score preparation, where to buy a score and much more will be sent out to registered singers.
Three breathtaking performances
Professional orchestra and soloists
Transportation by luxury air-conditioned motorcoaches between hotel, rehearsals and performances
Continental breakfast daily plus 2 dinners
Guided sightseeing tour of Paris
Paid entrance to Chartres Cathedral
6 nights' accommodation in a superior tourist class hotel, sharing twin rooms with private
facilities (single supplement available)
All taxes, tips and service charges except
discretionary tips to drivers, guides and couriers
Airfare is NOT included
* Cost given above is based on 80 participants
(including spouses) and current exchange rate.
Get your application in early We are promoting this festival throughout the United States with social media and paid advertising and fully expect to fill every spot.
Practice Tracks Will be available (free of charge) to festival participants to help them prepare their music.