CASF to Perform at D-Day Ceremony in Normandy, France
The Choral Arts Society of Frederick (CASF) under the direction of Lynn Staininger, has been selected by Historic Programs to represent the United States in D-Day commemorative ceremonies held in Normandy, France from June 3-7, 2023. Historic Programs is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring veterans and educating younger generations. CASF’s reputation within the community and professionalism within the field of music led to their selection for this honor.
The CASF choir, consisting of community members, students from Frederick Community College and invited students from the Hood College Choirs, will join an elite group of American and European performers, consisting of music and military ensembles in a tribute commemorating the 79th anniversary of D-Day. On June 3, CASF will participate in a D Day memorial parade, held in Sainte-Mère-Église, which was the first town liberated by American paratroopers on D-Day. On June 4, CASF will perform at a tribute ceremony at the American Cemetery at Brittany, the final resting place of over 4,400 soldiers who lost their lives in World War II. On June 5, CASF will perform at a wreath laying and commemoration ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery, which overlooks Omaha Beach. The choir will perform official ceremonial music and a special piece of music to honor all who perished on the beaches of Normandy. Additional concerts will be performed in Sainte-Mère-Église and Paris.