Montréal's nearly four centuries of history have left an indelible mark on the vibrant character of this city. It was initially a French settlement, then a British stronghold, and today is the world's second-largest French-speaking city, behind Paris.
It is the largest bilingual city in North America - just one symbol of the multitude of cultures that meet here. These many different cultural communities have contributed to the rich tapestry of food, music, arts and architecture one experiences when visiting.
Montréal is truly an experience: old world charm, French joie de vivre and a modern style all its own. When you and your tour group visits, you will be transported into the very heart of the Montréal experience.
The city also has an international reputation for creative excellence - not just in the traditional arts, but in state-of-the art technology, multimedia, sound and film productions. The people of Montréal have a flair for the fantastic and an innate love of expression; it's no wonder the arts scene here is so rich and healthy!
Imagine a performance by your musicians in Notre-Dame Cathedral, St. Joseph's Oratory, Christ Church, or taking part in a clinic at McGill University! Your concert tour will truly be enriched with the surroundings of history, architecture, and beauty that is best experienced "first hand." Participation in the American Celebration of Music in Canada can make this happen for you and your touring ensemble!
Thanks so much for arranging such an exceptional tour for my choir! Every detail was attended to with utmost care and professionalism! The memories, both musical and historical, will remain in our hearts for years to come. I look forward to participating in many more tours under your coordination!
Linda Schonbachler, Choir Director
Valparaiso High School