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 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

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