A group of 40 young men will extend their voices in friendship to the people of Greece as ambassadors of Appleton and of the United States.
Members of Appleton Boychoir depart today for their 40th anniversary tour in which they’ll bring their vocal precision to Athens and the Grecian islands.
Amy Davis, incoming executive director, said the young men are thrilled for the opportunities ahead of them and understand the responsibility that comes with it.
“Dr. Kevin Meidl (conductor and artistic director) has done a great job preparing them,” she said. “It’s something they’ve talked about at every rehearsal.”
The tour will bring 118 people in total from Appleton to Greece.
The young men will open with a Sunday concert in Athens and will perform the Greek premiere of Morning Sea, a piece commissioned in celebration of the Boychoir’s 40th anniversary. It was written for the choir by renowned Greek composer Lina Tonia.
They’ll take a four-day cruise of the Grecian islands and perform both on the ship and at its stops.
The Boychoir will have two engagements and corresponding workshops with Greek children’s choirs.
Appleton Boychoir has represented our region around the world since 1987. Our young singers first emerged on the international stage in a tour of the U.S.S.R and Poland. The Boychoir has been to countries including China, Peru, Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. In 2017, the Boychoir performed in Iceland.
The boys will return home on June 23.
Davis said those who want to follow their adventures can turn to Facebook and search for Appleton Boychoir for updates along the way.