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Europe Tour 2016

In June 2016, the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale performed a concert tour in Spain and France, singing seven concerts. Three of these were formal concerts performed in conjunction with local singing groups in Limoux, Sarlat-le-Canéda, and Le Bouscat, France. These longer concerts presented sections by each choral group, then completed with combined singing.

We had the additional opportunity to sing one song in the subterranean monolithic church in Saint Emilion. This church is carved out from one huge rock, and is large enough to easily hold several hundred people.

A welcome dinner was given in Barcelona, Spain, as well as a roof-top tapas gathering following the Barcelona concert. A farewell dinner was given in Bordeaux, France. Receptions followed concerts in Sarlat-le-Canéda and Le Bouscat. One guide handled our entire tour while local guides were added in each major tour area that were most familiar with those local features and details.

Concerts were given at the following locations:

Additional points of interest:

Several friends of the Chorale were added to the group to fill out our ranks and meet the minimum size needed for an efficient tour. We hope you enjoy these pictures that capture the Chorale's thrill in sharing our music with like-minded groups in Europe!

See additional information about this 2016 Spain & France GEWC Tour