The Gettysburg College Choir and Camerata tour annually in the eastern United States or internationally. Domestic tours often include major cities such as New York, and recent international tours have travelled to Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Canada.
The 2013 tour took place March 9-13, and included concerts in eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, and a home concert in Gettysburg on March 23. The concert featured selections from the Renaissance era by Palestrina and Wilbye, modern pieces by Whitaker, Gjeilo and Stroope, and music with influences from Ireland, Haiti, and India. We also included a performance of A Procession Winding Around Me by Jeffrey Van, for choir and classical guitar, on poetry of Walt Whitman. This piece was performed in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg battle that took place in 1863.
This tour included a special focus on relief for communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. We visited communities that were directly impacted by the storm, or which had connections to those affected. The choir did a work project on the Jersey shore, and several of the concerts financially benefited populations in need. We raised over $4,000 through our various concerts.
This tour was supported in part through the generosity of alumni and friends who created and contributed to the Parker B. and Helen D. Wagnild fund to support touring of the Gettysburg College Choir. We are deeply grateful to all the contributors who made it possible.
Next year we are planning a tour to the southeastern U.S. Visit us again for updates.
Here is a list of the tour concerts from Tour 2013.
Saturday, March 9th at 7:00pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
877 Street Road Southampton, PA 18966
Margate, New Jersey
Sunday, March 10th at 7:00pm
Margate Community Church
8900 Ventnor Avenue, Margate City, NJ 08402
Holmdel, New Jersey
Monday, March 11th 7:00pm
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
112 Middletown Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Cold Spring, New York
Tuesday, March 12th at 7:00pm
Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church
24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516
West Hartford, Connecticut
Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT 06107
Brooklyn, New York
Thursday, March 14th at 7:00pm
St. Ann's & the Holy Trinity Church
157 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Saturday, March 16th at 7:00pm
Christ Lutheran Church
1245 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA, 18102
Saturday, March 23rd at 8:00pm
Christ Chapel at Gettysburg College
300 N. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325