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SES Choirs Perform in Paris

Music tour of Paris During October half term, 50 students from the Stamford Endowed Schools’ Cantare and Chapel Choirs took part in a concert tour to Paris.

The choirs performed in three prestigious churches during the five day visit; St Sulpice and La Madeleine, in Paris, and Chartres Cathedral. The highlight of the tour for the students and staff involved, was performing Faure’s Requiem at La Madeleine. Faure was organist and choir master at La Madeleine when he wrote the requiem; it was the building that the work was written for and the choir was accompanied on the same organ that he both wrote the piece for, and that he played on, during his time at the church.

Head of Music at SES, Mr Giles Turner, said: “This was a very special concert and we were lucky enough to share it with an audience of over three hundred people. Sabine Russell sang the ‘Pie Jesu’ beautifully.”

Although the tour was quite short, the students managed to see a number of sights that Paris has to offer including the Eiffel Tower, a trip on the River Seine, the Latin Quartet, Tuilieries Gardens, the Monet exhibition at the Orangerie, and Sacre Coeur and the Artist quarter.