Concordia Wind Orchestra International Tour: D-Day 75 | Music | Concordia University Irvine

D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration Tour

featuring the Concordia Wind Orchestra and Dr. Tom Mueller, organ


Please consider joining us for this unforgettable experience. The companion tour is an extra bus joining the Concordia Wind Orchestra tour. Companions enjoy the fellowship of a great travel group with all arrangements cared for by our travel company. The companion tour will take you to the beaches of Normandy on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the base of the Eiffel Tower for a concert in the park, some of the most majestic cathedrals in Europe, one of the most hallowed grounds on the face of the earth - the American Cemetery in Normandy, and some of the most meaningful sites and experiences in each city we visit.

This will be an experience of a lifetime with great company as we join probably the final major living history commemoration of D-Day.

Your Tour Hosts

Dr. Jeff Held - Conductor of the Concordia Wind Orchestra; Asst. Dean - School of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Tom Mueller - University Organist and music historian
Dr. Caleb Karges - Asst. Professor of History and internationally-awarded military historian

Summary of destinations

  • 2 days/3 nights - Paris
  • 2 days/2 nights - Normandy (Caen), touring the D-Day sites and experiencing the 75th anniversary
  • lunch in Roen
  • evening & morning / 1 night - Ghent
  • lunch in Rotterdam
  • 2.5 days/2 nights - Amsterdam

Attraction Highlights

  • Musée de l'Armée
  • Musée de Orsay
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Champs Elysees
  • Luxembourg Palace and Gardens
  • Place de la Bastille
  • Champ de Mars, Omaha Beach
  • Normandy American Cemetery
  • Point du Hoc
  • Numerous D-Day sites
  • Abbey of Saint Étienne
  • Rouen Cathedral
  • Flanders Field American Cemetery
  • St. Bavo’s Cathedral (Ghent Altarpiece)
  • “The Cool District”
  • Markthal
  • Binnenrotte Square
  • Begijnhof
  • Bloemenmarkt
  • Anne Frank House
  • Reijksmuseum
  • St. Nicolas Basilica
  • De Zaanse Schans

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