BRAZIL TOUR: Choir Steps Up | Arts & Culture
Central College’s A Cappella Choir will be traveling along with several pairs of shoes to Brazil in May. Every four years, the ensemble directed by professor of music, Mark Babcock, tour abroad.
They’re set to sing at prestigious venues including Cathedrals as they travel to Sao Paulo, Iguacu and Rio di Janeiro from May 14th-25th.
“Collegiate choir ensemble tours are relational and transformational,” says Babcock. “They help diverse students from a variety of majors connect more deeply to each other and with audiences around the world.”
The choir will also be working with the Northeast Rotary Club in Sao Paulo to collect shoes for those in need.
To raise funds for the tour, the A Cappella Choir is performing in the following pre-tour events:
Sunday, April 21st
Choral Evensong Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4 p.m.
815 High St, Des Moines
Friday, April 27th
Rock-A-Pella – A Cappella Choir’s annual variety show, 7 p.m.
Monday, May 13th
Pre-Brazil Tour Concert at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 7 p.m.
1115 Grand Ave, West Des Moines
Alumni reception following performance