Plymouth 400 Choral Festival

Music Celebrations International is pleased to present the Plymouth 400 Choral Festival taking place April 30 – May 3, 2020 in partnership with the official Plymouth 400 Anniversary. The choral festival will be part of a year-long commemoration that will highlight the cultural contributions and American traditions that began with the interaction of the Wampanoag and English peoples; a story that significantly shaped the building of America.

 

The festival will feature a large chorus consisting of mixed voice choirs from across America. Three days of festival rehearsals, mingling side-by-side with singers from a variety of backgrounds will lead festival participants to a grand finale concert in the historic Plymouth Memorial Hall. Under the artistic direction of Jonathan Palant, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Texas at Dallas and founder and conductor of Credo community choir and Dallas Street Choir.

 

In addition to performing, choirs will have the opportunity to explore and tour this iconic region rich in the history of the colonization of America. Sightseeing opportunities include a visit to the Plimoth Plantation which features a 17th-century English Village, Wampanoag Homesite, and the newly-restored Mayflower II. Music Celebrations International is delighted to partner with acclaimed living history museum Plimoth Plantation to present a unique opportunity for performance groups that combines music and world-class exhibits in a national tribute to this significant moment in history. Participants will perform at Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the ship that made the transatlantic voyage in 1620. This ship is a national treasure and the centerpiece of the 400th Commemoration.

 

Choirs will also have the opportunity to visit Boston and follow the Freedom Trail.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Plymouth 400 Choral Festival in commemoration of this significant event in America’s story!

Sample Itinerary

Afternoon arrival in Plymouth, MA
Meet your MCI Tour Manager
Check-in to the hotel
Festival Welcome Dinner at Memorial Hall
7:00 – 10:00 pm – Rehearsal at Plymouth North High School
Return to the hotel for overnight

Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Rehearsal at Plymouth North High School
Lunch at Plymouth North High School
Admission on board the Mayflower II, a replica of the 17th-century ship that transported the pilgrims to the New World
Possible mass choir performance at the Mayflower
Dinner at a local restaurant
7:00 – 10:00 pm – Rehearsal at Plymouth North High School
Return to the hotel for overnight

Breakfast at the hotel
Admission for a self-guided tour at Plimoth Plantation
Sandwich buffet lunch at the Plantation
2:30 – 3:30 pm – Dress Rehearsal at Memorial Hall with Orchestra
Early dinner at a local restaurant
7:00 pm – Plymouth 400 Choral Festival Concert at Memorial Hall
Return to the hotel for overnight

Breakfast at the hotel, followed by check-out
Depart Plymouth for a guided sightseeing tour of
Historical Boston Tour: Travel the Freedom Trail. Tour may include outside viewing of: USS Constitution, Old North Church, Faneuil Hall, Old State House, Granary Burying Ground, Bunker Hill Memorial, Prudential Center, Boston Massacre Site, State House, King’s Chapel and Burying Ground, Trinity Church, Boston Common, Christian Science Center, Paul Revere House, and Boston Public Garden
Lunch, on own
Depart for home

This is a very flexible itinerary.  Except for confirmed appointments and performances, the places of interest and the sequence of sightseeing might be changed if necessary or desirable. In the event of an unavoidable conflict in the performance and the sightseeing schedule, the concert schedule will prevail, and it may be necessary to exclude some sightseeing activities. Other optional activities could include a Lexington & Concord Tour or a Salem Tour

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