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Paris
Paris

Paris International Choral Festival


FESTIVAL DATES

March 12-16, 2020

Welcome to Paris

Join choirs from across Europe at the 26th Annual Paris International Choral Festival. Spend four days exploring the highlights of Paris, France. See the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées and more! Fill your evenings with fantastic musical opportunities. Share a friendship concert with a Parisian choir. Afterward, enjoy refreshments and time for camaraderie.

Sing as part of a festival massed sing at the spectacular La Madeleine Church and simultaneously enjoy this amazing auditory experience. La Madeleine Church is located in the heart of Paris.  Completed in the 1830s, this Neoclassical building was notably chosen for Chopin’s funeral because of its outstanding acoustics.

Travel to Paris, France and sing in the City of Light. Paris’ famous landmarks, world-class museums, beautiful gardens, and parks make the city a visitor’s dream. Above all, experience Paris from a musical perspective alongside singers from around the world.   Enjoy camaraderie and of course, Parisian culture at this special choral event.

Itinerary

March 12-16, 2020


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020 | DEPART for PARIS, FRANCE

Depart North America on a flight bound for Paris, France. Meals, snacks and refreshments will be served on the flight.



THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020 | ARRIVE IN PARIS | SACRÉ-COEUR

Welcome to France!  Upon arrival in Paris, meet your Parisian festival guide who will lead your ensemble on an orientation walk of the area surrounding your hotel. Optionally, take the funicular to the top of Montmartre and visit the Sacré-Coeur Cathedral. Tonight, a special welcome dinner of French specialties is arranged for your group at a Parisian restaurant.




FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 | PANORAMIC CITY TOUR | FRIENDSHIP CONCERT

Begin your day with a guided city tour of Paris. See famous sites including the Louvre Palace, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Hotel de Ville, and of course the Eiffel Tower! Following the tour, board a boat and enjoy a cruise on the Seine River, providing a new perspective of the stunning Parisian skyline. This evening your choir will participate in a friendship concert with a local choir at their home venue, followed by refreshments and fellowship time.




SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020 | MUSEUM VISITS | CONCERT AT LA MADELEINE

Today, enjoy optional excursions to such places as the Louvre Museum, Musée d’Orsay, and the Rodin Museum, or spend time pursuing independent interests in exciting Paris. This evening, gather with all the festival choirs for the main concert of the International Choir Festival of Paris at La Madeleine Church. Each choir will perform three selections individually, followed by a massed sing with all guest choirs. It will be a splendid night of music!




SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020 | CHARTRES | WORSHIP SERVICE

This morning, visit a local church where your choir has been invited to sing for the Sunday worship service. In the afternoon, your choir can opt for an excursion to Chartres to visit the lovely town and splendid Cathedral of Chartres. At night, a farewell dinner is served to your choir at a festive Parisian restaurant with ample opportunity to recount the many highlights of your tour!




MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020 | DEPART FOR NORTH AMERICA

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the Paris airport to fly home or on to your next destination.

Package

Inclusions

Accommodations
•4 nights at a centrally located 4-star hotel in Paris, including all service charges and taxes

Transportation
•A private, modern, motor coach with a professional driver is provided for all transportation as described in the itinerary, including round-trip transfer between the airport and hotel at your destination

Meals
•Breakfast daily in the hotel dining room
•Welcome and farewell dinners

Performance Opportunities
•Friendship concert with other participating choirs, followed by refreshments
•Festival concert at La Madeleine Church, featuring a massed sing
•Participation in Parisian worship service Sunday morning

Tour Manager
•Full-time Music Contact International tour manager to accompany your group during their entire stay, from arrival to departure

Guided Tours & Special Events
•Guided sightseeing tour of Paris
•Cruise on the Seine River
•Local festival guide assistance

Complimentary Places
•Two complimentary land packages for every 30 paying travelers in single rooms

Additional Days in Europe

If your choir is interested in staying in Paris or elsewhere in Europe for additional days, please let us know. We will be glad to offer an extension tour, with singing or without, according to your choir’s interests.


Inclusions


Accommodations
•4 nights at a centrally located 4-star hotel in Paris, including all service charges and taxes

Transportation
•A private, modern, motor coach with a professional driver is provided for all transportation as described in the itinerary, including round-trip transfer between the airport and hotel at your destination

Meals
•Breakfast daily in the hotel dining room
•Welcome and farewell dinners

Performance Opportunities
•Friendship concert with other participating choirs, followed by refreshments
•Festival concert at La Madeleine Church, featuring a massed sing
•Participation in Parisian worship service Sunday morning

Tour Manager
•Full-time Music Contact International tour manager to accompany your group during their entire stay, from arrival to departure

Guided Tours & Special Events
•Guided sightseeing tour of Paris
•Cruise on the Seine River
•Local festival guide assistance

Complimentary Places
•Two complimentary land packages for every 30 paying travelers in single rooms


Additional Days in Europe


If your choir is interested in staying in Paris or elsewhere in Europe for additional days, please let us know. We will be glad to offer an extension tour, with singing or without, according to your choir’s interests.

Your Tour Includes


Traveler's Resource Website


The site is customized exclusively for your group and is full of exciting and interactive features that you will find informative and helpful before, during, and after the tour.

•Current tour itinerary with full descriptions of each day
•FAQ’s and things to know before you go
•Recommended books, movies, websites, and videos

 

 


Online Payment System


Group leaders have the option to use our Online Payment System, which enables you to effortlessly collect payments for your trip. Group leaders receive weekly automated reports with traveler balances and due dates.

Travelers can log in to our secure website to review the cost of their trip and all payment deadlines, register for the trip, and make credit card payments. All travelers receive automated reminders when payments are coming due.


Additional Materials


•Customized handbook for each person traveling with your choir, including a detailed program and travel information.
•Electrical adapters*
•Luggage tags
•Passport holder*

*for international travelers

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