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Performing Tour to the Baltics – 2016
Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

Sacramento Children’s Chorus (SCC) traveled to the Baltics as part of a performing tour celebrating the 23 years of music. The tour took place June 20 through July 1, 2016. The choir started off in Helsinki, ferried to Tallinn, bused to Riga and Vilnius. Throughout the tour the choir performed in some extraordinary churches and collaborated with several children’s choirs along with touring many of the historical sights of the countries.

Highlights of this performing tour included:

• Guided tour of Helsinki including the Ccathedral, Market Square and Sibelius Memorial
• Toompea Castle, Niguliste Church, Rakvere Castle
• Riga Castle, “Three Brothers” town houses, and St. Peter’s Church
• Excursion to Latvian Ethnographic Museum
• Guided tour to Gediminas Square, the old town and the University

CONCERT VENUES INCLUDED:

• Rock Church – Helsinki
• Jaani Church – Tallinn
• Jugla Center for the Blind

SCC choirs have performed throughout the region and the advanced ensembles have performed nationally and abroad giving singers the experience of sharing music with different cultures and audiences. “Over the past 20 seasons we have served as ambassadors of music, traveling to such places as England, France, Hungary, Czech Republic, British Columbia, Hawaii, Norway and Sweden. And we’ve hosted choirs from as far away as Denmark and Korea,” said Lynn Stevens, SCC’s artistic director. “Our mission is to provide music education that creates a lifelong love of music in young singers and to inspire audiences through beautiful music. Learning and sharing diverse music enriches our youth beyond measure.”

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