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 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

Summary of destinations

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

Attraction Highlights

  • Musée de l'Armée, Paris
  • Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Paris historique, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs Elysees, Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, Place de la Bastille
  • picnic concert at Champ de Mars, Paris (near Eiffel Tower)
  • Wreath laying ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery
  • concert at Omaha Beach on D-Day
  • Numerous D-Day sites
  • Abbey of Saint Étienne
  • lunch visit, Rouen
  • Flanders Field American Cemetery
  • Ghent, St. Bavo's Cathedral (Ghent Altarpiece by Van Eyck)
  • Utrecht: Zaterdagmiddagmuziek concert at the Domkerk
  • Rotterdam: Markthal, "The Cool District" and concert in Laurenskirk
  • Amsterdam: Begijnhof, Bloemenmarkt, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum
  • De Zaanse Schans

Tour Information