Members of the Victoria Children's Choir are going on Tour to the Netherlands this month.

Victoria Children’s Choir shares concert repertoire at home before Netherlands tour

Throughout the tour, 25 choristers will share Canadian, Dutch and other European music

The Victoria Children’s Choir will be Bridging Generations on their 2015 Concert Tour through the Netherlands.

On April 24, members of the youth choir will embark on a two-week educational and cultural adventure through the Netherlands. As ambassadors, they will represent Canada and its WWII legacy at the 70th Anniversary celebrations of Dutch Liberation.

Canada played a vital role in the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945. Seventy years later, the choir is privileged to visit the country and celebrate the legacy of building bridges to freedom.

“This (tour) is an extraordinary celebration and experience for local children,” says Madeleine Humer, choir founder and artistic director. “Our singers have spent countless hours in rehearsals to prepare. They have learned to sing challenging pieces in many languages in order to present a stunning, extensive repertoire that represents Canada and our diverse history.”

Throughout the tour, 25 choristers will share Canadian, Dutch and other European music with people in many Netherlands communities. The choir is especially honoured by invitations to contribute at official ceremonies at the Canadian War Cemeteries in Holten and Groesbeek –which will be attended by veterans, dignitaries and family members of fallen soldiers.

In final preparation for the tour, and in appreciation of the tremendous community support they have received, the musical ensemble will be holding a complimentary send-off concert, with a preview of tour music sung in modern classical, Renaissance, and folk songs, to which everyone is welcome on Friday, April 17, 7 to 8pm at St. Aidan’s United Church. Admission is by donation.

The Victoria Children’s Choir is based in Victoria, under the artistic direction of Madeleine Humer. Through training and practice, the children are empowered to achieve an exceptional standard of vocal and choral skills in alignment with each individual’s talents and commitment. The choir shares their award-winning repertoire at a variety of signature concerts, guest appearances, and community events. During their European Tour of 2011, the choir won first place (treble) at the prestigious Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival in Vienna, Austria.

More information on the choir and the upcoming tour can be found here.

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