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A Photographic Look at Tour: Brazil

A few pictures from our recent time in Brazil.

Overlooking the beach in Copacabana from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
A snapshot taken during our drive from Rio to Campinas.
The famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

In rehearsal with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and conductor Roberto Minczuk.

A view from atop Corcovado Mountain.
Glee Clubbers and members of the children's choir from the Cidade de Deus before our joint concert.
A view of the beach in the evening.

2009 Summer Tour Reflections: The Creation

Below, Dylan Morris '11 shares his memories of performing Haydn's Creation with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.
When YGC director Jeff Douma outlined the schedule for our South American tour, I was excited to learn that, in addition to performing our “tour repertoire” of a cappella and choral-piano pieces, we would be reprising all of the large choral-orchestral pieces we had learned and performed during the year: Brahms’s Nänie, two short pieces by Mendelssohn, and Haydn’s Creation oratorio. We would be performing The Creation in Rio de Janeiro with the professional Brazil Symphony Orchestra. Before a typical tour concert, the YGC will arrive at the venue the afternoon before the show, and rehearse our a cappella repertoire in the space to get a feel for its particular acoustical quirks and challenges. Putting on a large-scale piece like the Creation meant a different kind of tour schedule; in addition to afternoon concerts and outreach, we now had …