“The CCW’s singers’ ability to learn foreign languages is just as phenomenal as their singing skills.”
–Anneli Halonen, Cultural Officer, Embassy of Finland
INTERNATIONAL TOURS: Concert Chorus, Young Men’s Ensemble
As an integral part of their CCW experience, the Concert Chorus and Young Men’s Ensemble students go on international tours that are packed with once-in-a-lifetime performances. These tours, conducted every other year, allow our students to sing at prestigious venues around the world and collaborate with local children’s choruses while exploring foreign cultures and peoples first-hand. Facilitated by a tour operator who specializes in creating unforgettable cultural and performance experiences in foreign territories, CCW prepares a special repertoire that combines the music traditions of America and the destination country.
CCW has toured internationally to Great-Britain, Italy, France, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and China. In Italy, our singers performed at a Gala Festival Concert in Florence and in a Mass at St. Peter’s in Rome during the 1999 tour. In July 2002, the Chorus participated in the European Children’s Chorus Festival in Vienna, Salzburg and Prague, performing in such venues as St. Stephen’s in Vienna, University Church in Salzburg, and Smetana Hall in Prague. For its first International self-produced tour, CCW had the opportunities to sing at St Mark’s Basilica in Venice and St Peter’s Basilica in Rome among other grand venues in Italy. CCW participated in the Melodia! Children’s Music Festival during its 2006 tour in Brazil and Argentina, and traveled to South Africa in 2010 to participated in the Ilhombe South African Choral Festival. The Chorus performed in Shanghai, Xi’an, Tianjin, Hangzhou, and Beijing during their tour to China in 2013. This past summer the Chorus sang in beautiful venues such as Chartres Cathedral and Cathedral Notre-Dame in Paris, France.
Click HERE to see photos from previous international tours
BEL CANTO CHORUS TRIPS
Bel Canto Chorus goes on domestic trips to metropolitan cities along the East Coast each year. Through CCW’s collaborations with children’s choruses in Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Virginia, Bel Canto students get to experience joint concerts with partner choruses, and interact with fellow choristers in other cities who shared the same aspiration. The Bel Canto trip takes place in early spring over a weekend. For a couple years now Bel Canto has taken part in the 3 Trebles Festival with Princeton Girlchoir and Boston Children’s Chorus, rotating the role of festival host.