March 26th, 2018 by

Can you believe it’s been eight months since Tacoma Youth Chorus Chorale was on tour in France, Germany and England? We can’t! Enjoy the throwback photos below from July 2017 – and if you want to do some more reminiscing, find even more photos and insider stories from chaperone and 2017 tour blogger John Tinsley right here!

European Tour End – Last Concert and Final Singer Reflections

July 21st, 2017 by

Last post from the trip. What an experience. Today was a great balance of music, sightseeing, and special moments. The morning started with rehearsal underneath Southwark Cathedral in London followed by a tour of the cathedral. During rehearsal, Mrs. Herrington had the choir reflect on what they learned and what was important to them from the trip. […]

European Tour Day 10 – Concert at St. Peter’s In Canterbury

July 20th, 2017 by

Today was all about the music. The morning started with a lengthy workshop with David Flood and, after some more free time to explore Canterbury and eat, continued into the afternoon with additional rehearsals. The singers have been putting in some serious work, with the brilliant touch of Dr. Flood really rounding things into form. […]

European Tour Day 9 – Canterbury, What an Experience

July 19th, 2017 by

Canterbury and Dr. David Flood never cease to be a source of unbelievable experiences. After a short night of sleep, we met Dr. Flood at an old brick building called the Old Synagogue in Canterbury. With quite a few parents in attendance, the choir worked through a couple of pieces before walking over to the […]

European Tour Day 8 – 3 Countries in 1 Day!

July 18th, 2017 by

Today was quite the travel day. We started in Germany, took a ferry across Lake Constance, drove into Switzerland, and then flew to the UK. After winding through the German countryside serenaded by Tassos’ fledgling standup comedy act in the bus (that’s sarcasm, but he is quite hilarious) this morning, we embarked on a large […]

European Tour Day 7 – Concert in Liebfrauenkirche and Dress Up Dinner

July 17th, 2017 by

On the road from Germany to England, so a little late with the post today. Another day, another high point in the tour! Today the choir sang in the Liebfrauenkirche as part of the Ehingen Musik Sommer and enjoyed our tour tradition “Dress Up” dinner. We started the day with a leisurely morning full of […]

European Tour Day 6 – Folk Dancing in Wangen im Allgäu

July 16th, 2017 by

What a day! Today we explored Ehingen and Wangen im Allgäu and met up with a local dance troupe in the afternoon for a folk dancing lesson and cultural experience. The day started with an early morning trip to the local Ehingen Flea Market. Shockingly, over half the choir woke up for a 7:15 start to […]

European Tour Day 5 – Singer Reflections, Ulm, and Ehingen

July 15th, 2017 by

We had a long coach ride from Strasbourg this morning, and some of the singers volunteered to write some amazing reflections on their experiences in the city. They are as follows. The typical blog update is further down on this page: Wow, I’m not ready to leave Strasbourg. Between the awe-inspiring cathedrals, the picturesque rivers, […]

European Tour Day 4 – Concert in the Eglise St-Guillaume

July 14th, 2017 by

Today we had quite a bit of leisure time to explore Strasbourg in the morning. Singers shopped, rode a carousel in the city, ate, explored some history, and some even went to a “Cat Cafe” (a Cafe with live cats running around all over inside). It was a beautiful sunny day for walking around, and, with […]

European Tour Day 3 – Exploring Strasbourg and Recital in Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg

July 13th, 2017 by

Big day in Strasbourg today! We started off with a delicious breakfast in our hotel’s top story breakfast room and outdoor patio. The patio has incredible views of the Cathédrale as well as another local church. After breakfast, we went on a guided sightseeing tour of Strasbourg. The city is extremely walkable, and we were […]