Covington/conyers Choral Guild goes abroad
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.
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.