From May 26 to June 7, 2011, current OU students, alumni, faculty, and supporters of the OU choral program will be touring and performing throughout France. There are spaces available if you would like to join the tour. We are looking for a few more tenors, but singers of all voice types would be welcome. Family members are welcome to accompany the group, even if they won’t be singing.
The OU Touring Choir will leave on Thursday, May 26 and arrive on Friday, May 27 in Paris and will be traveling and performing in Paris, Dijon, Gray, Lyon, Arles, St. Maximin la Sainte Baume, Cassis, Nice, and end the tour in Menton on the Mediterranean.
“This will be the fifth international choir tour for OU students and alumni,” says Steven Curtis, director of the OU School of Music. “They toured and performed in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic in 1997, England and Wales in 2000, Italy in 2004 and Spain in 2007.”
Drs. Steven Curtis and Mark Lucas will be conducting the ensemble. This will be Dr. Curtis’s last tour, since he will retire at the end of June after serving at the University of Oklahoma for twenty-seven years.
“We have worked with the same people for the previous four tours, and they will be planning this tour to France for us as well. They do an excellent job,” says Curtis.
We will rehearse on the previous Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and possibly Wednesday evenings before the Thursday departure. All participants will receive the music in advance with a CD to aid in the learning of the music.
For more information on touring and performing with the OU Touring Choir in France in 2011, please email Dr. Steven Curtis at (email@example.com).