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D-Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration Tour

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

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Registration for the Companion Tour is now closed. Please contact jeff.held@cui.edu if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.

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
Dr. Terry Olson - Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, U.S. Navy Veteran - VFA 192 AMS (Atsugi, Japan 1991-1994)
Prof. Justin Solis - Adjunct Professor, specialist in European history
Ron Nelson - Music Education Outreach Specialist, Veteran-298th U.S. Army Band (Berlin, 1977-1980)

Summary of destinations

  • 2 days/3 nights - Paris
  • 2 days/2 nights - Caen (Normandy), during 75th anniversary of D-Day
  • lunch in Amiens, France
  • evening/morning - Mechelen, Belgium/li>
  • afternoon/evening - Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2 days/2 nights - Amsterdam area

Attraction Highlights

  • Musée de l'Armée, Paris
  • Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Paris historique, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs-Élysées, Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, Place de la Bastille
  • picnic concert at Champ de Mars (near Eiffel Tower)
  • Wreath laying ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery
  • Numerous D-Day sites
  • concert at Omaha Beach on D-Day
  • midday visit to Amiens, France
  • climb the St. Rumbold's Tower (Mechelen), view masterpieces by Van Dyck and Rubens at St. Rumbold's and St. John's churches
  • Kazerne Dossin Holocaust Memorial (SS-Sammellager)
  • organ and wind orchestra concert: St. Rumbold's cathedral
  • Rotterdam: Markthal, "The Cool District" and concert in Laurenskirk
  • Monnickendam: concert at Grote Kerk
  • Amsterdam: Begijnhof, Bloemenmarkt, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum
  • Zaanse Schans

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