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 will take place March 9-13, and includes concerts in eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, and our home concert in Gettysburg on March 23. A variety of a cappella sacred and secular music will be sung, with 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. The concert will also include a performance of A Procession Winding Around Me by Jeffrey Van, for choir and classical guitar, on poetry of Walt Whitman. This piece is performed in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg battle that will take place this year.
This tour includes a special focus on relief for communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. We will be visiting communities that have been directly impacted by the storm, or with connections to those affected. The choir will engage in a work project on the Jersey shore, and several of the concerts will financially benefit populations in need.
This year the College Choir is comprised of 47 undergraduate singers that include both music majors and students in other majors, from Anthropology to Political Science. Singers are selected through a competitive audition process, and the ensemble is committed to the highest levels of musicianship and professionalism.
This tour is 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.
We invite you to join us for one (or more!) of the concerts listed below.
Saturday, March 9th at 7:00pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
877 Street Road Southampton, PA 18966
(The Choir will also sing at the 8:30am service the following morning)
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