Next stop for NZ Youth Choir: Notre-Dame Cathedral

The New Zealand Youth Choir which sang at Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral last Sunday will soon be singing at a high mass in Paris’s famous Notre-Dame Cathedral.

The Mass they will sing is one specially composed for them by New Zealander Andrew Baldwin.

Notre-Dame de Paris is an historic Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in Paris.

The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and it is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world.

It is part of a European tour

The concert in the Sacred Heart Cathedral was part of a series pre-tour farewell concerts that the Youth Choir is performing.

At the end of June the choir heads to Europe for its 2016 European Landmark Tour.

On the way it will stop off in Singapore to perform in the recently refurbished Victoria Concert Hall.

The Youth Choir will fly on to Prague en route to the International Festival of Academic Choirs in Pardubice in East Bohemia.

This 4-day Festival, which began 48 years ago, has been host to choirs from many countries but this will be the first time a New Zealand group has taken part.

After the Festival the youth choir will travel to France.

Before singing in Notre Dame there will be a concert in Le Quesnoy in Northern France.

It will celebrate the liberation of the town by the NZ Division in WW1 and the town’s friendship with New Zealand over the last 100 years.

The choir will then go on to the UK and perform at Oxford University in the Church of Church of St Mary the Virgin, St Georges Chapel Windsor, St John’s Smith Square in Westminster, Ely Cathedral and St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge.

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