The Young Harris College Chamber Choir travels to Munich, Germany, this season for a special study abroad experience and holiday performance.
This trip led by YHC Professor of Music, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities and Musical Theatre Program Co-Coordinator Jeff Bauman is supported by funding from YHC’s Friends of the Arts (FOTA) program and a generous grant from the German government. Students will have the opportunity to spend a week at the world famous Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, rehearsing with other choral students, attending choral workshops, observing classes and lessons and visiting sites of historical and cultural significance in Bavaria. The trip will culminate with the Chamber Choir’s European debut at the university.
During walking tours of Munich, students will explore the Frauenkirche, the largest Gothic assembly building in southern Germany and the seat of the Archbishop of Munich, the Neues Rathaus (“New Town Hall”) with its famous glockenspiel and the impressive Sendlinger Tor city gate. The group will also take day trips to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle and Dachau concentration camp.
In between rehearsals, observations and lessons, the students will attend musical performances nearly every evening. Bauman will also present a choral workshop for the Hochschule Madrigal Choir regarding contemporary choral music from the United States.