Southeastern Chorale Prepares for Europe Tour

The Southeastern Chorale continues plans for it European debut this December 0f 2012.  After submitting audition tapes through Music Celebrations International, the Chorale has been selected to perform in some of the most noted churches and cathedrals in Europe.  Concerts are scheduled for the beautiful Baroque St. Michael’s Cathedral in Budapest, Hungary, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Minoritenkirche in Vienna, Austria, and St. Michael’s in the Wall in Prague, Czech Republic.  The Southeastern Chorale performance at the Minoritenkirche has now been designated as a fundraiser for a Romanian orphanage.  St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of the most beautiful and significant cathedrals in the world, and the Chorale has been asked to sing a concert immediately following Mass.

The Southeastern will also perform tour and perform at Schloss Esterházy, the summer palace of the Esterhazy royal family in Eisenstadt, Austria.  The performance will be in the Haydnsaal, named after the court composer Josef Haydn.  Other venues include attending the New Year’s Eve Kaiserball at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, and a tour of the Terezin concentration camp outside of Prague.

This European tour has been two years in the planning and execution stages.  The Southeastern Chorale recently completed its annual fundraiser “A Night at The Copa” to assist in raising additional funds for the trip.  Two completely different concerts have been planned for this tour.  The first is concert of seasonal music appropriate to cathedral venues; the second is a concert focusing on the American Church Music Tradition, ranging from Sacred Harp to Spirituals.  Anyone wishing to donate towards this tour may contact Stacy Weger at sweger@se.edu.

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