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THE NORTH LAKESHORE CHORUS

CANADA

 

North Lakeshore Chorus 2024 Concert Tour 

2024 presents a marvelous opportunity to pay tribute to the Canadian soldiers who landed on the shores of Juno Beach eighty years ago. Join members of the North Lakeshore Chorus on a memorable musical 11-day tour from June 29 to July 9, 2024 to northern France, Belgium and the Channel Islands. Highlights include singing at the Vimy War Memorial, Juno Beach and Museum, at the cathedrals of Caen and of Amiens, at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, and in the Town Churches of Guernsey and Jersey. 

We are delighted that Heather Christiansen, Music Director of Belleville Choral Society, will be conducting the choir and Tom Dietzel, BCS pianist, will be accompanying. Our guest piper is Garret Rodgers. Both singers and non-singing friends are very welcome to join us. Feel free to share this email and its accompanying attachments with others.

Ellison Travel and Tours is currently working on finalizing details and costs. We hope to have these to you by mid-January. They have suggested a preliminary figure of $6,500 CAN. A deposit of $1,500 will be required on February 1, with the balance due on April 1st, 2024.

Please read the itinerary linked here. It has yet to be confirmed by Ellison Travel and could be subject to some changes. Indicate your level of interest by completing this survey. If for some reason you cannot open the survey, you may send your responses to the questions (at the end of this document) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you decide to join us, please make an e-transfer of $150 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before January 15. This non-refundable fee will be used for music copies, rehearsal and organizational expenses in Canada prior to leaving on the trip.

INCLUDED:

  • Economy class return flight Toronto - Paris 
  • Ground transportation by highway coach
  • Hotel room, double occupancy; single supplement available on request
  • Ferry transportation to and between Channel Islands
  • Ellison Travel’s tour facilitator traveling with us
  • Group meals: 9 dinners, 3 lunches

Prior to our tour, there will be rehearsals in Cobourg on May 25 and June 1st and a concert on June 8. Locations to be determined.

Repertoire may include selections such as:

  • Hope Lingers On
  • I’m Dreaming of Home
  • Song of the Land
  • O Canada
  • I Vow to Thee My Country
  • Farewell to Nova Scotia
  • Maple Leaf Forever
  • Abendlied - Josef Rheinberger
  • North - Sleeping at Last
  • Song for the Unsung Hero
  • Abide With Me
  • Drop, Drop Slow Tears
  • Verleih uns Frieden
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (women)
  • We Are the D-Day Dodgers (men)
     

We look forward to hearing from you!
Michael Korn, Producer

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If for some reason you cannot open the survey, you may send your responses to the following questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Name:

Phone number:

Email:

What is your home choir?

What voice part do you sing? Soprano / Alto / Tenor / Bass

I am interested in this tour as a) a singer / b) a non-singer

Level of interest:
a) I'm interested but need to know details from Ellison about the exact cost.

b) I'm committed and will send my e-transfer of $150 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 15, 2024.

Do you have any questions about the tour at this time?