Lee Choir Members Perform in Europe!
This summer Lee High School choir students Jacob Garcia and Jacqueline Tharp, along with their Choir Director Jerry Cordova, had the honor of representing the United States as Texas Ambassadors of Music (TAM) on a tour of Europe.
The Ambassador program is made possible through Voyageurs International, a Colorado-based company that allows American students the opportunity to perform for audiences abroad. They proudly represented Lee High School alongside 30 other choir members from choral programs across South Texas, Austin and Houston.
The busy schedule started with a three day music preparatory camp in Austin, where they met fellow choir members and immediately began learning music. Throughout the two week European tour, they performed in seven countries including England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy and Germany. Mr. Cordova also served as a faculty member and choir director for the TAM Choir.
“This really was an opportunity of a lifetime and a memory that I will always cherish,” said choir member Jacob Garcia.
Their busy itinerary included performances in some of the world’s most beautiful churches and venues such as London’s historic treasure, Wesley’s Chapel and the village of Crans-Montana atop the Swiss Alps. Many impromptu performances presented themselves along the way including the picturesque Castle of Chillon along the edge of Lake Geneva. The choir also had the honor of performing in the historic St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy and the well-preserved medieval old town of Rothenburg, Germany.
“I’m thrilled that the students had the opportunity to not only to travel to some of the world’s most beautiful and celebrated cities, but also make some beautiful music along the way,” said Lee Choir Director Jerry Cordova.
Posted on Aug 26, 2013