When we asked then artistic director Ryan Brandau for a few quotations to include with the article we were writing about Santa Clara Chorale’s tour of Uruguay and Argentina, he took the ball and ran with it. We love it when directors give feedback, and it doesn’t get much better than this: The trip crescendoed beautifully, starting in the urban capital of Uruguay, Montevideo; continuing to an adorable, historic coastal town, Colonia; and peaking in the urban and cultural splendor of Buenos Aires, in Argentina.
I had the pleasure of traveling with the Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir Summit Singers this March on its tour of Washington, DC. It was exciting for me to get to know this unique group and its refreshing take on touring. While the group is great in typical formal performance, what the singers really enjoy on tour are outreach opportunities.