The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir (FWCC) is pleased to announce its 2016 Tour – Bon Voyage Concert Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 W. Wayne Street.
Tour members leave Friday, June 24 for Germany, Austria, and Hungary.
Although the organization has toured internationally many times over the past 40 years, this marks the first time the Choir will be touring this part of the globe. The tour represents an exciting connection with the organization’s educational philosophy. The Kodály philosophy is a method of teaching music literacy and was originated by Zoltan Kodály in Hungary. This methodology uses the solfege system (do, re, mi, etc.) to teach a student to read music just like they would read words from a book.
The FWCC will have the opportunity to interact with other children from Hungarian children’s choirs in addition to numerous performances in historic cities. The FWCC will have the opportunity to tour the Mirabell Gardens, featured in The Sound of Music, take a river boat cruise down the Danube River, and sing in Mozart’s birthplace.
The Concert Choir is the premier ensemble of the FWCC, representing the organization and the greater Fort Wayne community regionally, nationally, and abroad. The group is composed of 5th-8th grade students and will be joined by members of the Youth Chorale, a high-caliber ensemble of high school students who are part of the larger FWCC program. Singers represent several area high schools and home school organizations.
The mission of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir is to provide a choral program exemplifying artistic and educational excellence for children from diverse backgrounds. The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir contributes to the community’s cultural environment by providing opportunities to experience the unique beauty of professionally trained young voices. With over 230 students annually, the FWCC is proud to represent 77 different schools in addition to home school groups.