“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 Taylor Gudbrandson, 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.
In 2019 the Touring Choir traveled to the Republic of Costa Rica with the Bella Voce Choir. 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.
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 April and 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.
Tuition for the Touring Choir will be $425 for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. 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 will be both in person and done via video submission and be determined at a future date.