Ensemble Touring Blog

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Björling Recital Hall: G Choir Again—38 Years (and More) Later

—dispatch from Kris Potter ’81, G Choir alumni companion I remember the last Gustavus Choir concert of my senior year, walking from the risers and thinking to myself, I will never sing in a choir this good again, this is it, these days are done. I was uncharacteristically stoic…just grateful that I had sung exquisite […]

The Band Belongs to You

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra touched down back in the United States this week after 16 days abroad in Scandinavia. James Patrick Miller, the Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, discusses the impact of the many people who made this experience so special.

The Final Performance: reflections from a senior

Senior Ryan O'Neil reflects on what it means to be a part of GWO on his final tour performance.

“Afjording” Norway

Junior Charlie Barnhouse talks about the realities of fjords and funds.

Hej! Jag heter Glenn.

Insights from Professor of Scandinavian Studies Glenn Kranking '98, who spent the month of January teaching GWO about Norway and Sweden prior to their departure, and now accompanies the group on the trip.

Back on the Road: The Alumni Perspective

Gift Planner, Jennifer Vickerman '97, talks about what it's like to be back on tour as an alumna, after spending time on the road with the Gustavus Choir as a student.

Hej kompisar! (Hello Friends!)

A re-cap of GWO's first performance in Stockholm through the eyes of first year student, Natalie Johnson.

Hello from the other side of the world!

Notes from the road written by GWO President, Emily Komperud '18.

Here we go, GWO!

Thoughts as we depart campus for the 2018 Gustavus Wind Orchestra Sweden/Norway tour!

Thoughts on Tour from the Conductors

After coming back from tour, GSO and G-Jazz had a flurry of concerts including a MMEA performance, our home concert, and others. When we were asked to write about our touring experience for the Friends of Music Newsletter, we were glad to have some time to reflect and collect our thoughts. The 2016 Gustavus Symphony […]