Community Events and Touring
In Summer of 2019, our Tour Choir is traveling to the Eastern Seaboard and will be performing in Montreal, Bar Harbor, Maine and Boston. The tour itinerary includes workshops with local university professors, exchanges and collaborations with other choirs, and performances in venues such as the Christ Church Cathedral, Notre Dame Basilica, King’s Church and Faneuil Hall.
Touring and choral festival participation are important facets of the Peninsula Girls Chorus program. Singers gain valuable experiences through performing for unfamiliar audiences and under a variety of circumstances. Through repeated performances, singers experience a more profound knowledge of the repertoire, and they grow as individual musicians and as a cooperative ensemble. Choristers also forge new friendships and deepen current bonds through days of fun and hard work “on the road.”
Touring and choral festival participation provide great benefits to the PGC organization as a whole, both immediately and long term. Tours create relationships with directors, choristers, and composers from around the world, and the perspective and reach of the choir is expanded on the national and international stage. Particularly for festivals, our choirs have the chance to prepare and hear new and different repertoire and observe different ways of running a choir.
It is our that each chorister who progresses through the program will have an opportunity to participate in at least one tour.
The Tour Choir has participated in the following tours:
2017 – Sydney, Australia: Australian International Music Festival
2015 – Eugene, OR/Seattle, WA: Pacific International Choral Festival
2013 – Canterbury & London, England: International Children's Choral Festival
2011 – Princeton, Washington DC & New York City
2009 – Milan and Venice, Italy
2008 – Ceriana, Italy (PGC Alumnae)
2007 – Denver, CO: “Sing a Mile High” Festival
2005 – Budapest, Vienna & Prague
2003 – New Orleans, LA: Crescent City Children’s Choral Festival
2001 – New Zealand
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