The Count Down Begins…

Time until Departure to Italia!!!!!

3
WEEKS

6
DAYS

8
HOURS

59
MINUTES

Yes, the date of departure is quickly approaching. The Kellogg Community College Choral Union Touring Choir will depart on June 26th. for an exciting musical adventure along the Amalfi Coast and to Rome Italy. Be sure to follow us on our blog at http://www.kelloggchoirs.wordpress.com for up to the minute details on our adventure. On this blog we will share photo images and video clips from our many adventures. We will also post short clips of pre-concert happenings, singer interviews and perhaps a song or two from the concerts. So… check back daily starting June 26th. for updates!

Below is the daily schedule so that you may travel along with us virtually!

Day One: Depart KCC and Fly to Rome

Day Two: Seeing the sites of the ancient city (Rome)

Day Three: After breakfast, travel back to the city and visit the Vatican. After lunch hit the road to travel along the gorgeous vistas of the Amalfi region.

Day Four: Wakeup in beautiful Sorrento where we shall rehearse, spend the day seeing the sites and travel to Ravello. Our first major concert will take place in the evening at Church of San Michele in Piano di Sorrento. Following our late concert, the choir will return to the hotel and rest up for another full day of activities.

Day Five: The full day will be at leisure for side travel to Capri, walks about town or gardens at the Church of St. Francis, taking a short hydrofoil ride or my favorite…. just sitting back and smelling the enchanting scents of a town full of lemon groves and fresh sea air. After all, we are literally on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Now of course after all of that relaxation, we give our second and final concert of the tour at the gorgeous Church of San Giuseppi in Sat’Agnello.

Day Six: This will be our last full day in Italia and we shall certainly take full advantage by visiting one of the most historic of sites…Pompeii. Here we shall have a guided tour of the recently discovered city which was covered in more than 20ft. of Lava and ash. We shall end our evening with a traditional group meal as a local eatery in Rome.

Day Seven: We must say “Arrivederci Italia!” We board our flight back to the States.

Thats an overview of the upcoming trip.

Ciao-ciao mio amici!!!

Dr. Gerald J. Blanchard
Director of Vocal Arts Area and Music Area Coordinator
Conductor, Branch County Community Chorus
Kellogg Community College
450 North Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 965-3931 Ext. 2566
Email: blanchardg@kellogg.edu
Web: http://www.kellogg.edu/performart

Kellogg Choirs future tour outline!

One of my current choir members inquired about our touring schedule for the future. Being the planner that I am, I decided to share this projected tentative tour schedule with all.

Touring is a great way to experience our world and to develop a true appreciation of people and culture.

At KCC, the choral programs generally tour every other year. The past, current and tentative (projected) tour schedule is as follows:

Our Tour History:

2006-Indiana

2008- Ohio/Indiana/Illinois

2010-Michigan/Pennsylvania/New York/Massachusetts

2012-European: Ireland

2014- European: Italy

2016- Michigan

2018- Southern Splendor: KY, TN, GA

2020- European or possibly a Canadian tour: TBD

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Concert venues announced

We are pleased to announce the three venues which will host the Kellogg Community College Choral Union during their 2014 Concert tour of Italy.

The choir will present concerts at the following:

June 29, 2014 8:00pm

Church of San Michele in Piano di Sorrento

June 30, 2014 8:30pm

Church of San Giuseppe in Sant’ Agnello

Be sure to visit us at www.kelloggchoir.wordpress.com for tour updates, photos and video clips.

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Singing your Praises!

Sending congratulations to all those who are graduating from Kellogg Community College this evening. May you have a day filled with joy and excitement followed by wonderful memories of your time at KCC. Those of you traveling with the Kellogg Choirs to Italy this summer, be prepared to be showered with lots of love from your choral peers. We celebrate with you. Today is your day…take it all in! Congratulations!

Dr. Gerald J. Blanchard
Director of Vocal Arts Area and Music Area Coordinator
Conductor, Branch County Community Chorus
Kellogg Community College
450 North Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 965-3931 Ext. 2566
Email: blanchardg@kellogg.edu
Web: http://www.kellogg.edu/performart