On Friday, April 5th, 2019, we proudly present the La Cañada Choral Artists directed by Dr. Jeffrey Brookey at beautiful Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
111 talented musicians from La Cañada High School in California present a selection of sacred works at Paris’s iconic landmark on the final day of on their 2019 European choir tour.
This highlight matinee concert is offered to locals and visitors alike in partnership with Musique Sacrée de Notre-Dame à Paris.
La Cañada Choirs return to Europe iN 2019
Titled ENCHANTEZ, the 2019 La Cañada Choirs’ iNCANTATO performance cruise tour, starts and ends iN Paris. The journey is aboard an exclusive full-charter river cruise boat, the MS Boticelli, and includes stops in Rouen, Honfleur, Vernon, and Puteaux. Esme Salzman, who made it into concert choir, referred to the experience as ‘the icing on the cake’ to join the LCHS Choral Artists for the current school year in a story in the L.A. Times.
Additionally, the singers with their chaperones, plus families and friends who travel alongside on BON VOYAGE, will visit the Landing Beaches of Normandy as well as the Normandy American Cemetery and Monet’s House with Garden in Giverny.
Celebrating International Friendship through Music
We create each Europe choir tour anew to ensure that the experiences and memories are unique for each ensemble. This unique approach to international touring also means that we limit and audition the ensembles traveling with iNCANTATO to ensure both prime venue and availability. Plus, we offer a high level of personalization, and have established partnership with renowned organizations and all destinations. Because of this unique approach to Europe choir tours, iNSIDE EUROPE has set a new standard in international performance tour travel.
Our Team Proudly Puts Performances First!
iNSIDE EUROPE has been a trusted partner of ATOUT France since our launch
The ATOUT logo will be featured on the LCHS Choral Artists professional Europe choir tour marketing that includes posters, flyers, and social media postings on Facebook, Instagram, and other local event listings. Additionally, we partner with regional and local tourism boards including Nouvelle Normandie, Rouen Tourism, Paris Ville, to name just a few.
Our collaboration with Notre-Dame Cathedral
Meet the La Cañada High School Choirs
The LCHS Choral Artists are the European touring singers of La Cañada High School in California directed by Dr. Jeffrey Brookey.
Dr. Brookey directs six ensembles at the high school while the Europe choir tour ensembles are just two: the La Cañada Choral Artists and Chamber Choir.
Get to know The La Cañada Choral Artists
La Cañada HS Concert Choir
Concert Choir is a co-ed, auditioned choir including primarily 10th to
This choir performs at the four all-ensemble concerts, as well as in festivals and/or competitions. They tour annually which may also include touring with the Chamber Singers. The Concert Choir may combine with other LCHS Choral Ensembles to present major works for large choirs.
La Cañada HS Chamber Singers
Chamber Singers is a co-ed, auditioned choir made up of 10th-12th graders. Students in this advanced small ensemble will learn about proper vocal technique, choral performance practices as well as music theory and history, and will explore choral literature from all eras and styles.
This group performs at the all-ensemble concerts and also presents two additional concerts. They tour annually and may also tour with the Concert Choir. Chamber Singers have many extra performances, especially during the holiday season, and also attend a Fall retreat for musical growth and bonding purposes. This choir requires the time and effort of an AP class.
La Cañada HS Choral Artists
For international tours, the LCHS Concert Choir and LCHS Chamber Singers combine to form the La Cañada Choral Artists. An epic 111 singers will represent La Cañada High School on their 2019 Europe choir tour to France.
The La Cañada High School Choral Artists
Sing Rachmaninov at The Vatican iN 2017
Directed by Dr. Jeffrey Brookey
Dr. Jeffrey Brookey has taught choral music in California schools for twenty-three years and has been in his current position at La Cañada High School since 2008. Under his direction, choral ensembles have toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
iN Europe, and with iNCANTATO CONCERT TOURS by iNSIDE EUROPE, the LCHS Choral Artists have performed in prime venues including St. Peter’s and St. Mark’s Basilicas in Italy, Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Matyas Templom in Budapest, and La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain. However, these beautiful cathedrals are just a few of many!
In addition, Dr. Brookey’s choirs have performed concert sessions at California Music Educators Association State Conferences (CMEA), the 1997 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Conference, and most recently, the 2016 ACDA Western Division Conference. Dr. Brookey’s LCHS Chamber Singers were also featured on NPR’s “From the Top” In 2014.
Dr. Brookey has led various honor choirs and has served as a clinician and adjudicator at numerous choral festivals and competitions. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Music Education from Chapman University, a Masters of Arts Degree in Conducting from California State University Fresno, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Choral Music from the University of Southern California. He humbly received the prestigous La Cañada Educational Foundation’s Rose Harrington Educator of the Year Award in 2015.
The LCHS Choir Tour Concert Dates iN France
The 111 singers from La Cañada, California start their European concert tour iN France on Saturday, March 30, 2019 and return home to the United States on Saturday, April 6, 2019. All Europe concert tour performances of the La Cañada Choral Artists are open to the public.
- Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:30 pm at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, iN Rouen
- Sunday, March, 31, 2019 at 4 pm at Abbatiale St. Ouen iN Rouen — Look at at the detailed announcement here
- Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11:30 am at the Normandy American Cemetery
- Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 12:30 pm at Notre-Dame de Vernon, iN Vernon
- Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11 am at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, iN Paris
- Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Conservatoire Jean-Baptiste Lully iN Puteaux