Sunday, the Sarasota Young Voices Chamber Choir will leave Sarasota for a nine-day concert tour in Paris.
Saturday, you can hear them perform at a "Send-Off Concert" at 3 p.m. at Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.
Next week in Paris, the 15-member chamber choir will sing in the Notre Dame Cathedral on June 24 and at the American Church in Paris on June 29 as part of that church's summer concert series. Additional concerts may be scheduled, plus impromptu "flash concerts."
The choir is one of four ensembles of the Sarasota Young Voices and is mostly high school-age singers.
"This is the most ambitious concert tour we have done," said choir director Genevieve Beauchamp. "Everyone is so excited.
The singers have toured to festivals and concerts in Canada and the United States in past tours.
"Touring enriches the singers' lives in so many ways," said Beauchamp. "The singers grow musically through the many rehearsals and performances, but they also gain insight into other cultures and learn many improtant life skills."
Admission is free to Saturday's dress rehearsal concert.