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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Tours Home and Abroad
The Philadelphia Orchestra Asia Anniversary Tour
The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas and Alondra de la Parra Mexico Tour and Latin Grammys
London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev Invite the Choral Arts Society of Washington for Mahler's 8th Symphony
The Cascade Youth Orchestra Cruises on Home from Scandinavia
The Pacific BoyChoir Takes On a 17 Day-8 Concert Tour to Argentina
Minnesota Orchestra Wows New York
4 Triumphant Tours to Italy
Italy Applauds the Children's Chorus of Washington
Melodia! South American Music Festival an Absolute Success!
2008 Rhapsody! International Music Festival a Hit!
Summer 2009 is the Inaugural Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival
The Young People's Chorus of NYC and the University Glee Club of NYC Engage Canada
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and "Genius" Violinist Captivate Chicago
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Astounds Asia
Russia Rejoices the Hong Kong Children's Choir
South Africa Celebrates Florida's Singing Sons BoyChoir
Northwestern College Returns from Australia
Home, Health and Heart: Yale Dominican Republic Service Tour
The University of Manitoba Singers Return from a Successful Tour to Argentina
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra SELLS OUT Carnegie Hall & the Kennedy Center with Leonard Bernstein's "Mass"
Italy Applauds the Children's Chorus of Washington
The Children's Chorus of Washington Serenades the Italian Countryside

This summer, the Children's Chorus of Washington, directed by Joan Gregoryk, returned from 11 day, 6 concert tour to Italy. From Florence to Rome to the Vatican City, the choir did what they do best and serenaded the Italian countryside.

The choir kicked off their tour by singing in the Altamarca Estate Music Series. Following this concert, the choir traveled to Riva del Garde to perform. Next, the choir performed at the Pordenone Cathedral. "The concert at Pordenone was simply stunning! The acoustics were incredible and a full church of very appreciative townspeople together made for a most memorable performance. After each song, the audience applauded wildly and beamed at the choristers which made the choristers want to sing even better", said Founder and Artistic Director, Joan Gregoryk. The choir's final formal concert was held at St. Francis Church. While there, the Mayor of Costaccciaro asked the chorus to sing a ten-minute concert at the sight of a tower which had just been restored and dedicated that afternoon. For the final portion of the trip, the Children's Chorus of Washington had the esteemed privilege to be a part of High Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice.

In between their six concerts, the chorus enjoyed exploring the many sights of Milan, Venice, Riva del Garda, Florence, Pisa, Assisi, Gubbio, Rome and Vatican City. In Florence, they visited the Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), Campanile (Bell Tower), Piazza di San Giovanni (Baptistery) and the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's David. The choir then traveled to the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi (St. Francis), where frescos by renowned late-medieval artists Cimabue and Giotto are featured. The Children's Choir of Washington was also fortunate enough to tour Vatican City and saw the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

"It is because of the reputation of Classical Movements that we were able to have the privilege of singing High Mass at both St. Mark's and St. Peter's and getting on the schedules of the music festivals at Maser, Pordenone, Riva del Guarda, and Costacciaro." -Joan Gregoryk, Founder and Artistic Director, Children's Chorus of Washington

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