The Touring Choir is for advanced singers ages 12-18. Twenty-four singers may be selected for this choir annually. Our premier performing group offers a stimulating, comprehensive and demanding choral repertoire requiring advanced musical skills. Although facilitated by the Artistic Director, Touring Choir singers research and select music to study and perform, conduct their own rehearsals and seek and evaluate performance opportunities.
In keeping with the nature of the music this group performs, Touring Choir exchanges the traditional Children’s Chorus red vests and blazers for a more sophisticated look. Also, a vocal coach/teacher and choreographer participate in developing skills as needed.
The Touring Choir participates in local, national and international tours. The 2014 Mediterranean Tour included performances at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and with the Corfu Children's Choir in Corfu, Greece. The 2015 tour took the singers to New York City, New England and Canada. In 2016, the choir performed in Northern European countries of Germany, Estonia, Sweden, Finland and Russia. In the summer of 2017, the group will be touring and performing in Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Malta and Croatia. In the winter of 2018, they will be traveling to Rome to sing in St. Peter's Basillica once again, this time performing during a Papal Mass.
Auditions are held by appointment May through July* for the following school year.
There is no fee to audition. Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need.
*This timeframe may vary depending on the season schedule to allow ample time for preparation.
Choose from one of these weekly rehearsal locations for the Touring Choir: