Ensemble Touring Blog

Final Musings on a Grand Adventure

dispatch from Dave Stamps, Director of Jazz Studies We are back from our whirlwind fifteen day tour across Southeast Asia! I hope you’ll join us for our home concert this Sunday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. We will celebrate the experience with stories, music, and the Minnesota premiere of Steve Heitzig’s original […]

Singapore: The Country of the Future

dispatch from Tessa Dethlefs ‘21, biology major, statistics and music minors “Woah, it’s chilly in here!” I exclaimed as I strolled through the automatic doors of Cloud Forest in stifling Singapore. With the mist of the world’s tallest indoor waterfall hitting my skin, I knew I was in my element. My biology major senses were […]

Old Buildings, New Malacca 

Dispatch from Grace Tobin ’21, geography Hello! My name is Grace Tobin and I’m a junior geography major from Olympia, Washington. I play bassoon in the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra.  We recently visited the city of Malacca and during our time there we got to see a lot of the colonial influences from the Portuguese, Dutch, […]

Ipoh: A Musical Exchange with Kinta Valley Symphony Society

Dispatch from Katelyn Yee ’20, communication studies, sociology, and anthropology I barged through the doorway with a cello and a handful of bows in my arms and a second cello strapped to my back. The energy in the room was contagious. I literally stood for a moment with my jaw on the floor, taking in […]

Kuala Lumpur: Reflections on Malaysian Culture

—dispatch from Carley Swanson-Garro '23, communication studies major.

Why Malaysia and Singapore?

Pre-tour dispatch from Dr. Ruth Lin, conductor of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra

Choir Tour Program: Music Capitals of Europe

Here is the Choir Tour 2019 Program for the Musical Capitals of Europe. Enjoy!    

Stockholm: “Welcome Home” as the Music Goes On Forever

—dispatch from Duncan Matthews ’19, music major and G Choir president Being in Stockholm, Sweden, has been an extraordinary experience for the Gustavus Choir. We have been told “welcome home” multiple times and it still gives me goosebumps. Members of the Royal Court greeted us in the palace and we had the opportunity to sing […]

Berlin: The Presence of Something Greater

—dispatch from Aleah Felton ’20, secondary English education major When I’m not an English ed major, I am a proud second alto in the Gustavus Choir. G Choir has afforded me so many opportunities, including my first adventure outside of the country ever! I am grateful for the valuable music and life lessons that my […]