JUNE 22 - 29 Bel Canto, CCOC's Premier touring choir, will travel to New Orleans to participate in the Crescent City Choral Festival. At this prestigious festival, singers in Bel Canto will rehearse and perform with a combined choir under the direction of British composer and conductor Bob Chilcott. The festival rehearsals take place in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, and the final performance gives the singers the rare opportunity to sing in the world-famous St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. Other festival events include visiting the Aquarium of the Americas and an evening of Cajun food and music. The singers in Bel Canto have also chosen to sing in a local church, take a swamp boat tour (think alligators) and volunteer for a service project in this historic city that is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.