Author Archives: Audrey Williams

Another Saint Suplice performance

Just to prove that I did record more than one song. Saint Sulpice Performance from Pellissippi State ETS on Vimeo.One of the Latin pieces performed by Variations Ensemble in Saint Sulpice, in Paris.

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French Television Coverage

After the 9:30 minute mark, you will see some footage of Variations at the American Cemetery in Normandy. Zoom sur la ville de Caen

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Don’t they look nice?

Walking through the streets of Paris in their formal wear. I know folks in the hotel lobby were wondering what we were up to! 🙂

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Newspaper coverage in Normandy

Here is a clip from some of the press coverage of the Variations Ensemble singing in Normandy.  The headline reads: “The American singers enchanted the audience” Click image to enlarge.

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Sing, Be, Live, See

Today was the last concert of this tour as the Variations Ensemble performed at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Our tour guide on yesterday’s bus tour, upon learning that the choir was selected to sing at Notre Dame, said “You … Continue reading

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We are in France and some of us are channeling our inner Julia Child. The foods I have heard mentioned so far that have been tried by students and chaperones include: foie gras paté mussels escargot guinea hen veal frites … Continue reading

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Marymount International School and Saint Sulpice

This morning, Variations performed two short concerts for the students at Marymount International School, which is a Catholic school that has an American curriculum taught in French. The students represent over 40 nationalities at the school and only 47% identify … Continue reading

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I have been trying to capture each person during the week in a sort of portrait. Here is what I have so far.

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First night in Paris

Last night, we went in Seine! Well, we went on a boat in the Seine for a night cruise. The cold wind didn’t keep the infectious enthusiasm of the students from spreading to all of us! We boarded by the … Continue reading

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Variations at Normandy American Cemetary

I forgot to mention that the French National TV crew was also there recording the event. You will see their cameras in the video.

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