Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus to Tour China
Date: May 27, 2013
Location: Arizona, USA
The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will serve as America’s Singing Goodwill Ambassadors with a concert tour to China. The 22 choristers between the ages of 11 to 14 will travel four weeks during June to 25 cities throughout the country and will perform 23 concerts in extraordinary concert halls. Destinations on this historic tour include Beijing, Huhehot, Bayuquan, Dalian, Qingdao, Yantai, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Huizhou, Dongguan, Ji-An, Yichun, Wenzhou, Lishui, Ningbo, Kunshan, Taizhou, Maansahn, Hefei, Zhangjiagang, Wuxi, Changzhou and Shanghai,
Founded in 1939, the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is currently celebrating its 74th anniversary. The tour this June will be the fifth trip to China. Other tours were made in 1987, 2001, 2007 and 2011. The Boys Chorus is under the leadership of director Dr. Julian Ackerley, ACDA National Boychoir Repertoire and Standards Chair. The boys will represent the United States by sharing the spirit and vitality of the American southwest in this significant cultural exchange.