The striking contrast that Paris produces is its permanent quest for modernity coupled with its will to preserve the remains of the past contributes to the singularity of this cosmopolitan city. Paris is a city in perpetual motion. A destination that lends a richness of emotion to discover or rediscover without moderation!
Taking place at the beginning of January in Paris and Ile de France, the Festival inaugurates the new musical season with a series of concerts in churches, concert halls and other institutions while creating opportunities for French and foreign choirs to meet and fraternize.
The highlight of this festival is without any doubt the common concert in one of the most famous churches in the heart of Paris: La Madeleine. All of the nations participating in the Festival will be represented. After the concert there is a cocktail for all the participants – one more opportunity to meet singers from all over Europe and to hear their songs. This final collaborative event represents a rare moment of emotion in all the hearts, which will last for a long time.
Each choir will get an individual program – here you can see an example for the stay in Paris.
Thursday: Arrival in Paris and check-in at the hotel. In the evening, boat cruise at the Seine river in the centre of Paris.
Friday: Guided tour of Paris to get the impressions of this lively city. In the afternoon there is some time for individual tours to Montmartre or other quarters in the centre. In the late afternoon, preparation for the friendship concert with a French hosting choir and 2-3 foreign choirs in Paris or in its surroundings. This concert will be followed by a drink for all the participants.
Saturday: In the morning there is time for individual tours, visit of a famous museum like the Louvre or for shopping. In the late afternoon, preparation for the common concert of all the participating choirs in the famous church of La Madeleine in the centre of Paris. Cocktail after the concert to meet the other choirs.
By coach: Coming with your own coach to Paris, the coach must be available for all the transfers of the choir.
By flight: Many flights are offered to Paris from all parts of the world. If coming by plane to Paris, music&friends will organize all the necessary ground transport. Just check the following links for flight information and pricing: www.germanwings.com, www.airberlin.com, www.bmibaby.com,www.clickair.com, www.easyjet.com, www.flysnowflake.com, www.jet2.com, www.smartwings.com
Extension: With an extension, music&friends can offer a church service on Sunday and e.g. further guided tours in Paris. Or combine a stay in Paris with an extension in Amsterdam or Brussel to meet some further European capitals. Ask for proposals and conditions of music&friends.