Good News: Savannah Children's Choir travels to Normandy, France to perform at American War Memorial

Good News: Savannah Children's Choir travels to Normandy, France to perform at American War Memorial

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah Children's Choir is in France.

The choir is spending this Historic D-Day on the beaches of Normandy.

WTOC spoke with a chaperone on the trip Wednesday morning who tells us the children are currently at the World War II Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument, just a few miles away from the Normandy American Cemetery as they prepare for their performance on Wednesday.

If you'd like to watch that performance at the American War Memorial, just head to the Savannah Children's Choir Facebook page:

Also, this weekend, the choir will sing at the Saturday evening mass at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Many choirs are given permission to do brief performances in Notre Dame, but not many get the chance to perform in the actual service, so this a huge honor for the choir.

For some, this is the first time out of the country or the first time on a plane.

"I think it's a really good experience for me and everyone in this group because not many people get to do this, not many choirs get to do this, and it's just a really good experience," said choir member, Reese Stainback.

"Not only the music education they're going to receive, but there's so much history," said Janet Wooten, Savannah Children's Choir Artistic Director. "Think about the history on D Day, the history of the Notre Dame. We can't get that here in Savannah, so this is going to be an incredible trip for them."

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