The Corona del Mar Madrigal Singers remained strong against the fears of terrorism, and gained an understanding of what it…
Few things get closer to the heart of what an international concert tour can teach than performing with a local group. Joint concerts can be tricky to coordinate, given that typical concert seasons and touring times mean host groups aren’t always available. But when they’re possible, they are such a beautiful, clear example of how much we have in common with our brothers and sisters around the globe.
ACFEA’s Hugh Davies has been with the company since 1986, and has been arranging tours for John Alexander and Pacific Chorale for all that time. The list of tours is extensive and impressive, and many of them were groundbreaking at the time.
As the announcer opened the envelope, thousands of people in Varna’s Congress Centre held their breath. Singers from Italy, Hungary, Spain, the US, and several other countries around the world were all perfectly still, waiting to hear which name would be read. This was it: the moment the 2016 European Grand Prix winner would be announced.
Taking a tour is obviously one of the great privileges and pleasures of directing a choir! Over the years, I’ve taken my choirs to Brazil, Cuba, the Balkans, South Africa, Germany, Austria, Russia, Northern Ireland and beyond.