“One of the finest choirs I have heard in America.” — Francisco Nunez, Grammy-Award winning choral director.
The Touring Choir is the most advanced ensemble of the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus. Directed by Fred Sang, the Touring Choir specializes in three and four part treble (SSAA) repertoire with an emphasis on contemporary choral literature. They also perform music of the Renaissance, Classical and Romantic periods. This choir performs with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the Kalamazoo Oratorio Society and for various community organizations. They travel extensively both nationally and internationally. The Touring Choir performs at the Holiday Concert, Spring Concert, Themed Cabaret, and other opportunities as they arise. Membership in this ensemble requires a strong commitment to the rehearsal and performance schedule. Typically members of this ensemble are in high school.
February 12th, 2016, “Love Notes Valentine Cabaret”- Soloist from the Touring Choir at the Epic Theatre for a downtown cafe cabaret experience for all audiences.
April 2nd, 2016, “Disney Alice in Wonderland: Live in Concert”- KCC’s Touring Choir will join the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Miller Auditorium for this full-length Disney movie with original dialogue and sound effects playing on the big screen while the KSO and KCC musicians bring the score to life!
April 17th, 2015, “Building Bridges”- The annual Milwood Spring Concert at Chenery Auditorium will close our performance season with a sense of togetherness and community unity.
INVESTING IN CITIZENSHIP: KCC encourages and offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for all KCC members. Touring Choir members, in particular, are given a variety of opportunities throughout the concert season. By helping us help them to earn volunteer hours for school or National Honors Society, KCC instills a sense of community responsibility in young adults. Some volunteer at New Member Auditions in May – providing support and advise to help chase away audition jitters. Still others work with uniform fittings or as Camp Council’s in our summer Eastside Choir Camp program. KCC is very proud of these talented teens.
KCC MENTOR PROGRAM: Touring Choir members have an opportunity to be mentors to KCC’s youngest choir members, the Preparatory Choir. In this roll, they serve as big brothers and big sisters to the newest members of the Chorus. Great relationships start at retreat and grow from there.
The Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus thanks Irving’s Market & Deli Center at 125 South Kalamazoo Mall in Kalamazoo for their generous underwriting support for the 2015-2016 Touring Choir.
Tuition for the Touring Choir is $475 for the year. Your child’s place is held with a $50 non-refundable deposit that is applied directly to your tuition. Tuition for siblings is discounted. There are no additional audition or registration fees. New member auditions for the 2017-2018 Touring Choir are on April 21 and April 29, 2017. To make an audition appointment, click here.