From May 28-June 13, a group of singers, instrumentalists, and faculty from the Petrie School of Music toured Europe and performed at some of the world’s most well known cathedrals including Notre Dame (Paris, France), St. Paul’s (London, England), St. Giles’ (Edinburgh, Scotland), and Lincoln (Lincoln, England). The tour was by special invitation.
Last year, recordings were made of Converse chamber singers and chorale members. Dr. Susan Lyle, Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Voice, then sent letters to different cathedrals, asking whether program planners would consider including the group during the 2003 summer performance schedule. “We were thrilled to be accepted to all of the places where we sent recordings,” said Dr. Lyle. “To be selected from all those who apply is truly incredible for only one location. Being invited to all four is outstanding.”
While in Europe, the performers resided at the majestic Harlaxton Manor in Central England. While performing in these great Cathedrals, the students toured historic landmarks and places of interest in music.