Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Oregon Trail

This post is by Sarah Dewey MC '10 and Mary Schnoor CC '10, our domestic tour managers. This year's domestic tour will be to the Pacific Northwest from January 1-9.

Well, it goes without saying that this year's winter tour will be the best experience of many Glee Clubbers' lives. All hubris aside, though, it's looking to be a great time. This is mostly because of the generosity and excitement of the local alums and contacts we've made throughout the Pacific Northwest. Everyone has been very generous with his or her time, efforts, performance space, and even couches.

Our itinerary is as follows:
Seattle, WA
Astoria, OR
Portland, OR
Eugene, OR
Chico, CA
San Francisco, CA

Currently, we have concerts slated for every city except Portland, where we anticipate a workshop with the soprano Dawn Upshaw! This workshop is one of our two outreach events, since we will be working with the Pacific Youth Choirs, of which Glee Clubbers Daniel Cruse '11 and Rob Williams '12 are alumni. In addition, we will be doing a workshop at a San Francisco area school on January 8th. All in all it's a bit of a whirlwind, but should be a fantastic ten days.