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. 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!

Jonathan Palant

Artistic Director

Sample Itinerary

Afternoon arrival to Logan Airport in Boston
Meet your MCI Tour Manager and board awaiting motorcoach for transfer to Plymouth, MA (approx. 42 miles; 1 hour non-stop)
Arrival in Plymouth, MA
5:00pm –  Welcome Dinner at Memorial Hall
7:00 – 10:00pm –  Rehearsal at North Plymouth High School
Check-in to the hotel for overnight

Breakfast at the hotel
9:00 – 12:00am – Rehearsal at North Plymouth High School
Lunch, on own
Admission for a self-guided tour at Plimoth Plantation
Possible mass choir performance at the Mayflower
Admission on board the Mayflower II
Dinner at a local restaurant
7:00 – 10:00pm – Rehearsal at North Plymouth High School
Return to the hotel for overnight

Breakfast at the hotel
Sightseeing around the Cape. View the Village Green, the Great Salt Marsh, a cranberry bog and Cape Cod Bay.
Travel to Hyannis and see the John F. Kennedy Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Hyannisport and a view of St. Francis Xavier Church
Lunch, on own, in Hyannis
1:00 – 4:00pm – Dress Rehearsal at Memorial Hall with Orchestra
Early dinner at Plimoth Plantation
Evening Performance at Memorial Hall
Return to the hotel for overnight

Breakfast at the hotel, followed by check-out
Depart Plymouth for a guided sightseeing tour
Historical Boston Tour: Travel the historic 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
Transfer to the Logan airport for a late afternoon/evening return flight

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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