PLU’s Choir of the West and KammerMusikere Orchestra toured Germany and France this past summer with great success. The two groups – sometimes playing together, other times apart – performed numerous concerts at beautiful locations such as the Cathedral at Chartres and the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.
In addition, the Choir of the West made a special stop at the Harmonie Festival in Lindenholzhausen, Germany. As part of the four-day international event, the Choir of the West took second place out of 17 groups – earning a gold medal. The Choir’s men’s and women’s groups earned gold and silver medals respectively. PLU’s men’s acappella group, PLUtonic, also earned a gold medal at this event.
While the Choir was at the festival, KammerMusikere toured the Bavarian area of Germany. They performed at a middle school in Augsberg, shared the stage with a Brass Band in the spa town of Bad Kohlgrub, and had a special concert arranged by the mayor of Neustadt an der Donau. Sightseeing included Neuschwanstein Castle and the concentration camp of Dachau.
Both groups performed jointly to very appreciative audiences at La Madeleine Church in Paris and the charming wooden church of St. Catherines in the resort town of Honfleur, France. Other joint highlights included a very moving tour of the Normandy Beaches and a farewell Seine River Cruise.
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