One of my hobbies is choir singing. If you happen to be a child in Estonia and are able to carry a tune there is no escape from singing at a school choir. For many Estonians it becomes a hobby for a lifetime. The same happened to me. When I was living in the Netherlands, I joined the local choir. When I moved to Switzerland one of the first things I did was finding a choir.
In the beginning of June a group from my choir went to Paris to participate in a special event organized by Interkultur - singalong concert of Händel's Messiah. In total there were more than 1000 singers singing all together The Messiah at Paris Philharmonics. It was an amazing experience.
|Cité de la Musique - area of concert halls|
I spent in Paris 5 days from which 3 days were occupied by the rehearsals and the concert. The rest of the time I was discovering Paris. I had been in Paris once before, but that was 14 years ago. So what did I do?
|Rivoli 59 - an apartment building full of studios of artists|
|Inside Musée d'Orsay|
|Staircase of Rivoli 59|
|Kids having fun at Luxembourg gardens|
|Small street near Panthéon|
And here are some street musicians and a charming dancer from the street in Paris: