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International Choir Tour

UW-W Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Germany/Poland Tour May 21 - June 2, 2019

The UW-W Chamber Singers, together with UW-W's Vocal Jazz Ensemble, will embark on an international tour to Germany and Poland from May 21 - June 2, 2019. In total, 47 students will participate in the tour, with majors in biology, business administration, communicative disorders, computer science, marketing, music, special education, theatre, and women's studies. While on tour, choir students will function as international ambassadors for UW-W during the 150th Anniversary of the University. The group has also commissioned a new musical work that will be performed on tour in celebration of the sesquicentennial. A similar tour was completed in 2010, and those students who participated speak highly of their experience to this day.

Tue, May 21 - Depart Chicago for Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Wed., May 22 - Arrive Frankfurt; sightseeing and/or activities at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
Thurs., May 23 - Activities at HfMDK Frankfurt; performance in evening
Fri., May 24 - By bus to Leipzig; evening rehearsal in St. Michael's Church (Michaeliskirche)
Sat., May 25 - Sightseeing in Leipzig; evening performance at St. Michael's Church
Sun., May 26 - By train to Dresden; afternoon rehearsal & evening perf. at Holy Spirit Church (Heilig-Geist-Kirche)
Mon., May 27 - Sightseeing in Dresden; 2nd night in Dresden
Tues., May 28 - By bus to Jena; rehearsal and evening concert at Church of Peace (Friedenskirche)
Wed., May 29 - Sightseeing in Jena or Zwikau; depart by bus to Thalheim; evening concert at Thalheim Lutheran Church
Thurs., May 30 - (Ascension Day holiday) By bus to Poznań, Poland (potential sightseeing en route)
Fri., May 31 - Sightseeing and evening performance in Poznań
Sat., June 1 - By bus from Poznań to Frankfurt am Main
Sun., June 2 - Depart Frankfurt for Chicago

Giving Opportunities

The total budget for the tour is estimated to be around $75,000. The tour is being organized by Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck in conjunction with the UW-W Office of Global Experiences; no off-campus tour companies are involved. Significant cost savings will be achieved by arranging home stays with host families for six nights during of the tour. For the remaining five nights the students will stay in youth hostels. Revenue will come from a variety of sources across campus, but we still need your support.


Suggested Donation Amounts - know what your donation is paying for! In return for your gift, students will send you a postcard from the tour locations.

$890 per person (50 people)

  • 10 people donating $89 covers 1 student airfare
  • 500 people donating $89 will pay for everyone's airfare

Group meal for 50 is $500

  • 10 people donating $50 will pay for a group meal
  • 50 people donating $10 will pay for a group meal

Guided tour of Semper Opera House (Dresden State Opera) for entire group: $360

  • 10 people donating $36 will cover the tour

Jugendherberge Frankfurt 3 nights at $4270

  • 50 people donating $86 covers the 3 nights

Alpha One Hostel Jena $840 (25 will stay here 25 will stay with host families)

  • 25 people donating $34 will cover this stay

Poznan Hostel 2 nights 50 people at $2500

  • 50 people donating $50 will cover this stay