On the road again
Conducted by Dr. Fred Thayer, the Lycoming College Tour Choir is widely acclaimed as one of the finest college musical groups in the East, with repertoire consisting of both religious and secular music that ranges from contemporary to traditional. During its 2012 season, the tour choir will hold concerts in central and eastern Pennsylvania before traveling to California for a seven-concert tour in March. A homecoming concert is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, at 8 p.m. in the College's Clarke Chapel. The tour choir's full schedule is available at www.lycoming.edu/choir.
The tour choir is selected each year by competitive audition from the 105-voice College choir, which is comprised of students from all academic fields. Forty students are chosen annually to perform in two weekend tours and a 10-day spring break tour.
Since its inception in 1947 by Walter McIver, the choir has presented concerts in every state east of the Mississippi River, as well as California, Texas, Louisiana, Canada, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Europe. Foreign tours occur approximately every three years.