This Thursday at French Corner we’ll commemorate Bastille Day (le Quatorze juillet) with a fun contest to sing the famous French national anthem, La Marseillaise.
French corner begins at 5:30pm as usual, and contest begins 7pm on Thurs. Best rendition of the hymn as judged by applause wins the Diskuto Certificate of Singing Excellence, and a delicious pastry.
For those new to the anthem, lyric sheets will be passed out. Study the lyrics here. You can find many Youtube clips as well, like the one below. Note that we will only sing the first verse, and the chorus.
Time and place: Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm in Philosopher’s Walk behind the Music department building. Check the forecast and dress appropriately.