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

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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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