Northwest Girlchoir Tours

Amore choristers enjoy a pre-concert moment together outside San Caterina Church in Taormina, Sicily. July 2015.

Touring and choral festival participation are important facets of the Northwest Girlchoir program. Singers gain valuable experience performing for unfamiliar audiences and under a variety of circumstances. Through repeated performances, singers acquire a deep and often profound knowledge of the repertoire, and they grow as individual musicians and as a cooperative ensemble.

Choristers also forge new friendships and deepen current bonds through days of fun and hard work on the road. Choristers on tour have opportunities to meet and interact with people from many different backgrounds and cultures, including other choirs and singers, homestay families, and people in the community. Singers gain confidence and independence through the challenges and responsibilities of traveling as a group, ordering a meal in another language, sharing a hotel or dorm room with other choristers, and touring an area independently in small groups. Many Northwest Girlchoir graduates speak of choir tours as some of the most memorable and transformative experiences of their choir careers.   Learn more about Northwest Girlchoir's touring philosophy.

 

Northwest Girlchoir Touring History

2017: Argentina and Uruguay; Denver, CO (Sing a Mile High Choral Festival); Leavenworth, WA (Christmas Lighting Festival)

2016: Whistler, BC, Canada (Whistler Cantando Music Festival); Fort Worden, WA (Fort Worden Children's Festival); Eugene, OR (picfest)

2015: Malta and Sicily, Italy; New Orleans, LA (Crescent City Choral Festival); Portland, OR

2014: Denver, CO (Sing a Mile High Choral Festival); Fort Worden, WA (Fort Worden Children€'s Choir Festival); Fresca Tour Day (Olympic Sculpture Park and Seattle Aquarium)

2013: France and England; Los Angeles, CA; Tacoma, WA

2012: Eugene, OR (Pacific International Children's Choir Festival)

2011: Estonia and Finland

2010: Hawaii; Fort Worden, WA;  Fresca Tour Day (Woodland Park Zoo)

2009: Australia; Corvallis, OR (Heart of the Valley Choral Festival); Vancouver, BC; Fort Worden, WA (Fort Worden Children's Choral Festival)

2008: Anaheim, CA (Heritage Festival); Portland, OR; Fort Worden, WA (Fort Worden Children€'s Choir Festival)

2007: Eugene, OR (Pacific International Children's Choir Festival)

2006: Slovenia/Croatia/Northern Italy; Denver, CO (Sing a Mile High Choral Festival); Fort Worden (Fort Worden Children's Choir Festival)

2005: St John's, Newfoundland (Festival 500); Vancouver, BC (Coastal Sound International Choral Festival); Fort Worden (Fort Worden Children's Choir Festival)

2004: Eugene, OR (Pacific International Children's Choir Festival)

2003: Italy; Missoula, MT (International Choral Festival)

2002: Japan (Manjiro-Whitfield Cultural Exchange); Powell River, BC (International Choral Kathaumixw)

2001: Vancouver, BC (World of Children's Choirs Festival); Eugene, OR; Spokane, WA

2000: Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil; Anaheim, CA (Heritage Festival)

1999: San Francisco (Golden Gate International Children's Choral Festival)

1998: France and Spain

1997: Mexico

1996: Portland, OR

1995: Italy

1994: Victoria, BC; Anaheim, CA

1993: Des Moines, IA (Des Moines International Children's Choral Festival); Chicago, IL

1992: Austria, Hungary & the Czech Republic

1988: Italy & Yugoslavia

1987: Oregon & California

1986: Australia, New Zealand & Fiji

1984: Germany, France & Wales