Paris New Year International Choral Festival


Dates 2017  

Open to all choirs

Event profile

The Festival takes place in Paris-Ille de France during the month of January inaugurating the musical season with a series of concerts in churches, concert halls and other institutions while creating opportunities for French and foreign choirs to meet and fraternize.

The highlight of the Festival takes place in a stunning evening of music in the church of La Madeleine which gives its name to the surrounding neighborhood, next to the St.Honore Faubourg and the Grand Boulevards. In keeping with the wishes of the architect, the church is a perfect setting for large events. This is an international spiritual center which also plays an important role in Parisian cultural life, especially in the music world. Its impressive structure contributes to the great reputation of La Madeleine as an excellent concert hall. In fact, famous musicians such as Gabriel Fauré and Camille Saint-Saens, played the organ here.  Concerts at La Madeleine are well known and appreciated. Musicians from around the world gather here to offer their concerts.

It is at La Madeleine where all choirs participating in the event will gather and contribute to the festival closing event with their best songs, first individually and then all together. These are moments of deep emotion in the minds of all.



DAY 1: Arrival in Paris. Greeting by your escort and check-in at the hotel. Afternoon or evening Seine river cruise

  • -in case the Seine River has overflowed, we can suggest an alternative on the next day with the entrance to the Multimedia show “Paris Story” presenting the history of the city.
  • DAY 2: Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Paris. In the evening, a friendship concert will be organized in a church or in a concert hall. This is a great opportunity for different choirs to share their music and perform for a large audience. As a festive follow-up to the concert choirs will gather for a drink in an informal meeting to exchange their music and experiences in a joyful atmosphere.
  • DAY 3: Further visits can be organized such as  visit of Versailles palace, a visit of  the Louvre Museum, a visit of Cité de la Musique and so on. The closing evening will take place at the church of La Madeleine. Each choir will present a short piece. parisw-torreeiffelTo close the Festival, all choirs will sing together a symbolic song.
  • DAY 4: Departure.


Final details of the specific program for each choir will be made specially for every participating choir in conjunction with the overall organisation committee of the event.


Paris strikes the senses with sharp architectural contrasts in its permanent quest for modernity which coupled with a determination to preserve the remains of the past, contributes to the singularity of its cosmopolitan city. Paris is a city in perpetual motion. A destination that lends a richness of emotion to discover or rediscover without moderation!

montmartre-place-tertreTHE BASIC PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • -3 nights accommodation with continental breakfast, in a Paris Hotel -category of your choice.
    -Rooms with bath or shower and WC, colour TV & direct telephone.
    -A Seine river cruise or entrance to the " Paris Story" multimedia show.
    -The closing ceremony at the church La Madeleine.
    -A friendship concert with other choirs.
    -Guide assistance for the check-in at the hotel, half day-sightseeing-tour in Paris, the friendship concert and the closing ceremony.
  • City tax included.
  • 1 person free of charge in a double room when minimum 21 paying people.

Travel, coach transfers, insurance, porterage, meals, tips, personal expenses.

  • A personalised program around the basic program can be arranged by special request.


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