Centenary College Choir
Since 1941, the Centenary College Choir has performed throughout the world: singing for front-line troops in Korea, many American and European heads of state, NATO and American armed forces worldwide, ten international conventions of Lions International, three times for the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Council of Bishops, and two lengthy engagements at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
The choir is a unique collegiate choral group, singing a varied repertory including both sacred and secular music, from Bach to Broadway, folk to contemporary, and opera to oratorio. There is always something for everyone at a Centenary College Choir concert.
Centenary College Choir embarks on Italy tour
Building on an international travel legacy of over 50 years, the Centenary College Choir will be touring Italy for two weeks, May 7-May 20. The Choir will be performing several concerts and services in Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. The engagements include singing mass at St. Peters Basilica in the Vatican, something that the Choir has only done once before in 1985.
Exploring other cultures of the world, as well as engaging them musically, has always been a significant part of the Choir's purpose. For the students, Italy offers such rich levels of history, religion, and music built up on top of one another. The students not only have the opportunity to represent the College and our country, but also to absorb this rich culture. Italy has long been an important cog in church music as well as the birthplace of opera. Included in the itinerary are visits to some of the most famous cathedrals and basilicas in the world, but also the birthplaces and work centers of important musical figures like Palestrina, Puccini, and Stradivari.
The tour group of 65 includes 50 students, college staff, friends, and family.