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Rehearsal Sighting at Basilica Saint Remi


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Honey Hilliard

This video gives me chill bumps every time I watch it. The actual experience was far better, walking into this eleventh century Basilica and chancing upon this a capella rehearsal was moving, beyond words, immediately transcending. There was a tangible buzz of a higher frequency in the air. The high, pure notes you hear in this recording are from the younger boys’ voices, which,  in person, sounded absolutely angelic. The large group (75-100 or so people), were standing in a circle in Basilica Saint Remi in Reins, France, where the acoustics were… incredible. We are so lucky (fortunate? serendipitous?) that Jerome decided, on somewhat of a whim, to stop by the Basilica on our way home from exploring the Champagne caves of Pomeroy. The video shows just a tiny bit of what we witnessed when we entered the Basilica.

httpv://youtu.be/vJXLkZ8A0n4

On an entirely different note, here is a fun video of ‘Kippy and the Seven Students’ at La Bonne Etoile’s Margaret Dyer workshop. We were quite proud of this Snow White spoof, performed while on a picnic in the beautiful park at Thorigny Sur Oreuse.

httpv://youtu.be/orS0MuwmKTg 

 kand7

 

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