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Singers Go Abroad: From New England to Quebec

By Macy Welsh, Staff Writer


Gerald Chafin Associate Professor of Music & Director of Choral Programs at LWC, spends a moment with students during the recent Singer's tour of Quebec. Photo courtesy of LWC Singers.

Joyous harmonies and melodies rang as the Lindsey Wilson College Singers went on their Fall tour. The tour took place over a span of five days.


The singers visited Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and then finally made their way across the border into Quebec, Canada.


“The atmosphere was so crisp and welcoming, as it was Canada’s Thanksgiving weekend”, said Singers member Reilly Wells.


French influence is extremely prominent in Canada. This presented an instance of culture shock for many Singers, proclaimed Wells.


The Cathedrals where the Singer performed were historic landmarks, built with architectural excellence and design. The perfectly crafted walls of the cathedrals allowed for the melodious sounds to reverberate and carry the notes of their voices after they had stopped singing.


"In true Singers fashion, we sang a song from our repertoire for a group of people on the street. We got tons of applause and some were even videoing."

Wells shared that one of her favorite memories from the trip was after they had done a

performance at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Quebec City, she had passed a Christmas store with an elegantly decorated storefront. Music rang from inside the store and Wells began singing and people passing had noticed the attire in which she and the other singers were wearing and pleaded for a performance. Wells said, “In true Singers fashion, we sang a song from our repertoire for a group of people on the street. We got tons of applause and some were even videoing.”


Although the Singers were on tour doesn’t mean it was all business, there was some play involved. Quebec City has a waterfall and in order to get to the top, you have to climb at least 480 steps.


The opportunities that Singers has made for people to travel and show their talents is unmatched. From traveling from parts of New England, all the way to Quebec, Canada, there are endless opportunities for knowledge and exploration.


"The trip is not about the sights we see and where we sung... It’s about connecting with one another and spread the message of music to others..."

Wells said, “The trip is not about the sights we see and where we sung. It’s about connecting with one another and spread the message of music to others. I believe we accomplished that. It doesn’t hurt that we did that in another country.”



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