Cov­ing­ton/cony­ers Cho­ral Guild goes abroad

The Covington News - - The second front -

On July 4, Amer­i­cans will be hit­ting the grounds of Nor­mandy once again as the Cov­ing­ton/Cony­ers Cho­ral Guild makes its Euro­pean de­but at an awe-in­spir­ing venue — the Nor­mandy Amer­i­can Ceme­tery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

On a bluff over­look­ing Omaha Beach, un­der the direc­tion of con­duc­tor Roger Waters, the cho­rus will pay vo­cal tribute to fallen sol­diers who helped se­cure their free­doms. It will be the first of four per­for­mances dur­ing the 10-day tour ar­ranged by Har­mony In­ter­na­tional.

The group will also have the dis­tinct priv­i­lege of singing dur­ing mass at St. Paul’s Cathe­dral in Lon­don and South­wark and Can­ter­bury Cathe­drals — a re­mark­able line-up for the old­est nonau­di­tioned com­mu­nity cho­rus in metro Atlanta. Main­tain­ing the Cho­ral Guild is no easy task, said Waters.

Wil­liam Braw­ley/the Rock­dale News

Sounds of free­dom: Mem­bers of the Cov­ing­ton/ Cony­ers Cho­ral Guild re­hearse in prepa­ra­tion for their July 4 per­for­mance at the Nor­mandy Amer­i­can Ceme­tery in France.

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