Hope College Chapel Choir to Tour
East During Spring Break
Posted March 5, 2003
HOLLAND -- The Hope College Chapel Choir will
travel east during the college's spring break.
The Chapel Choir will perform in Indiana, West
Virginia, Washington, D.C., New Jersey and New York from
Thursday, March 13, through Thursday, March 20.
The tour will include auditioned appearances at
the Washington National Cathedral and the Basilica of the
National Shrine in Washington, D.C. Of the Chapel Choir's
30-minute audition tape, the National Shrine wrote, "They
are an outstanding ensemble... we receive many choral
audition tapes every year, and yours was one of the best."
The choir will perform at Christ's Community
Church in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Thursday, March 13; at
Trinity Episcopal Church in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Friday,
March 14; at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday,
March 15; at the Basilica of the National Shrine on Sunday,
March 16; at Community Reformed Church in Whiting, N.J., and
at Ponds Reformed Church in Oakland, N.J., on Monday, March
17; at Bowne St. Community Church in Flushing, N.Y., on
Tuesday, March 18; and at Marble Collegiate Church in New
York City on Thursday, March 20.
The choir will also present a "Home Concert" in
Holland at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, located at
13th Street and Maple Avenue, on Monday, March 24, at 8 p.m.
The Chapel Choir was organized in 1929 and began
touring annually in 1953. The choir has toured extensively
in the United States and Canada, and has made a European
tour six times.
The choir has 44 members, selected by audition.
The choir is directed by Brad Richmond, director of choral
activities and associate professor of music at Hope.
The college's Symphonette instrumental group also
often conducts a spring break tour, but instead this year
will be touring England and Wales in May. Performances
during the Symphonette's May 6-17 tour will include concerts
in Cardiff and St. David's, and at Coventry Cathedral.