Bel Canto Chorus participates annually in the 3 Trebles Festival with Princeton Girlchoir and Boston Children’s Chorus, rotating the role of festival host. The Bel Canto trip usually takes place in early April over a weekend. CCW will host the Festival in 2019.
In a non-international tour year, Concert Chorus, Young Men’s Ensemble, and Bel Canto Chorus members age 12 and older may have the option to tour domestically over the summer.
A domestic tour to New Orleans is scheduled for summer 2019. Students will participate in the Crescent City Choral Festival hosted by New Orleans Children’s Chorus.
Domestic Tours typically cost $500-1500 per student.
NEXT TOUR: AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
As an integral part of their CCW experience, international tours provide singers in the Concert Chorus, Young Men’s Ensemble, and Advanced Bel Canto Chorus with cross-cultural experiences that develop personal growth, build bonds, and foster global citizenship. These tours, conducted every other summer, allow our students to sing at prestigious venues around the world and collaborate with local children’s choruses while exploring foreign cultures first-hand. Facilitated by a tour operator who specializes in creating unforgettable cultural and performance experiences in foreign territories, CCW prepares special repertoire that combines the music traditions of America and the destination country.
CCW has toured to Great Britain, Italy, France, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, China and France. 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 and 2018 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. In the summer of 2015 the Chorus sang in beautiful venues such as Chartres Cathedral and Cathedral Notre-Dame in France.
International Tours typically cost $4,000-5,800 per student.