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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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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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A morning to remember

Greetings from Paris! Our long bus ride has ended and we are settling into our home for the next three nights. This morning will be time that will be remembered by all. The choir performed the flag raising ceremony, laying … Continue reading

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Saint Lo

Last night we were hosted by the Conseil Général for this region of Normandy. After arriving at the state house, we were shown to the large meeting room for their government where we saw a film about Normandy and all … Continue reading

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Adieu to Cherbourg and Bon Jour to Saint Lo and Mont Sainte-Michele

Today was an early start to head off to Mont Sainte-Michel (English: Saint Michael’s Mount), which is a 1300 year old monastery with a very small (and pretty touristy) surrounding village. This is an island when it is high tide … Continue reading

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La Hague

Today, after breakfast, we started out with a tour of La Hague, which is the coastal region just outside of Cherbourg. It is lovely rural landscape that reminded me very much of when I visited Ireland with hedgerows, low stacked … Continue reading

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D-Day Tours and our first concert

Our Sunday here was filled to the brim! After starting the day with breakfast at the hotel which included cheese with “great cheeses for big ideas” on the package, we boarded the bus for a tour of the D-Day sites. … Continue reading

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After being met at the airport by Patrice, our driver, we loaded up the bus and headed out on the road for the 5 hour drive to Cherbourg. Along the way, we stopped at a rest stop for lunch. This … Continue reading

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