Tours

The Australian Girls Choir has toured on thirty-eight occasions since 1989 to destinations all over Australia and to every corner of the globe. Over one hundred choristers took part in the AGC’s tours in 2016; broadening their musical and cultural horizons and forging life-long friendships.

We are immensely proud of the reputation that our touring choristers have achieved, and after all these years of meeting and performing with choirs from around the globe we are sure that our approach to touring is unique. Host groups are amazed that we bring girls together from across five cities, who after three days of rehearsal together, can present a show that is of a professional standard. Beyond this, people we encounter cannot believe how much we fit in to each day as a “family” of 62 nor can they imagine how we maintain the discipline, energy and endless positivity. Experience goes a long way but we couldn’t do what we do without taking a carefully selected group of talented and committed girls. Parents reliably tell us that their daughters return from tour changed for the better and remark about improved self management, increased confidence and a better understanding of the world outside their own
 
TOURING WITH THE AGC IN 2017

We had a wonderful response to our invitation to tour this year and were delighted by the quality of the auditionees.

56 choristers participated our National Tour in June and July visiting Bendigo in Victoria and Launceston and Hobart in Tasmania over a two-week period. In September and October, another 62 choristers will participate in our USA Tour visiting San Francisco, Flagstaff (Grand Canyon), Phoenix and Los Angeles for three weeks.

NATIONAL TOUR
Victoria and Tasmania
June 23 – July 7, 2017
(two week tour)

Our 56 touring choristers from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney have recently returned from the choir’s 19th National Tour to Victoria and Tasmania. The girls took part in thirteen performances and fourteen workshops throughout the two week period. There were many tour highlights which included:

• Combined concerts and workshops with host schools and choirs including Marist College, St Francis of the Fields Primary School, Greater Launceston Youth Singers, Launceston Church Grammar School, Launceston Christian School, Triabunna District School, Mt Carmel College and St Aloysius College.

• Performances at Government House, Cataract Gorge, ABC Central Radio Station, Bendigo Library and Festival of Voices.

• Sightseeing and tours included Bendigo City, Cataract Gorge and Salamanca Square in Hobart.

We received some wonderful comments from our host groups and audience members during the tour:

“We very much enjoyed your concert – in fact standing among you when you burst into song made my spine go tingly!”
Her Excellency, Governor of Tasmania, Kate Warner

‘It was a privilege to have a visit and performance this week from the AGC. They really opened our eyes as to how much work goes in to producing a performance and the need to work together. The performance was vibrant, diversified and totally engaging’
Bernard Kerrins, Deputy Principal, St Francis of the Fields Primary School

“Thank you so much for including Launceston Christian School in your National Tour 2017. Students and staff have enjoyed your engaging and fun approach to singing and moving and we are all musically richer for this experience”
Lyndle Van Zetten, Music Coordinator, Launceston Christian School

The girls used this tour as an opportunity to develop many new friendships with choristers from all five states, as well as their host families from the schools and choirs we had the pleasure of staying with. Congratulations to all of our touring choristers on being such wonderful ambassadors for the choir; we are very proud of you!

 

USA TOUR
West Coast
September 16 – October 7, 2017
(three week tour)
San Francisco, Flagstaff (Grand Canyon), Phoenix and Los Angeles

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