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    Tour Choir

    Most Certainly Nearly the Last Tour Choir Reunion

    June 20-23, 2019

    This reunion will feature lots of singing with Don Jenkins, professor emeritus of music and former choir director, (but no concert). It is scheduled to allow us to attend some performances of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, a highly professional annual campus event directed by Colorado College Associate Music Department Chair Susan Grace. 

    The Colorado College Summer Music Festival will be programming the Brahms Requiem for our final Festival Orchestra concert on June 22. Deborah Teske is preparing the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble for the chorus and Scott Yoo will be conducting the performance. The Brahms performance will be in honor of Don and the seventh Tour Choir Reunion gathering.

    We are delighted to let you know that the Donald Phelps Jenkins Endowed Choral Fund — our fund! — is helping to support this performance. Since we won't be doing a concert (Don is especially happy about that), we'll have six sessions to look into six amazing and accessible longer works. Actually, we'll become acquainted with three or four key choruses from each, aiming to discover the wonder of the whole, and why the piece is so much worth our time. Those pieces are Handel's “Messiah,” Bach's “Mass in B minor,” Haydn's “The Creation,” Mendelssohn's “The First Walpurgis Night,” Orff's “Carmina Burana,” and Brahms' “Requiem.” For variety, we'll sing several shorter things as well, selected randomly from Tour pieces, spirituals, CC songs, and music theatre songs (we'll sing the melodies). The excellent pianist, Dan Brink, will accompany everything, making our singing easier.

    There will be lots of time at the sessions for reminiscing and telling questionable jokes. We need very much to laugh a lot, to sing, and to just be together again. Note: We're not mailing music ahead of time; it will be available at the sessions.

    The Tour Choir Reunion fee is $200. Registration closed on May 17, 2019. If you would like to attend and missed the deadline, please contact Lily Lauer at (719) 389-6777. 

    HOST HOTEL

    A block of rooms has been reserved at The Antlers hotel. Call the number below or click on the link to make your reservation.

    The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel
    4 S. Cascade Ave.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Group Name: Tour Choir Reunion
    (719) 955-5600
    Rate: $149 per room per night for a standard guest room
    Deadline for special rate: May 21, 2019

    REUNION SCHEDULE

    Thursday, June 20

    12:15-1:30 p.m.
    Lunch and check-in, Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall

    1:30-3 p.m.
    Short sing, Bemis Lounge, 920 N. Cascade Ave.

    3:15 p.m.
    Docent-led tour, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St.
    30 minute tour

    4:15-6:30 p.m.
    Break

    6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Dinner, McHugh Commons

    Friday, June 21

    Breakfast on your own
    9-11 a.m.
    Morning Sing, Bemis Lounge, 920 N. Cascade Ave.

    11-11:30 a.m.
    Fieldtrip to Shove Chapel (Bat Patrol optional)

    11:30 a.m.
    Lunch at Rastall Dining Hall (lunch tickets provided), Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.

    12:15-1:15 p.m.
    Summer Music Festival Music at Midday Performance, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St.

    1:30-3 p.m.
    Afternoon Sing, Bemis Lounge, 920 N. Cascade Ave.

    5-7 p.m. Reception, Studio C, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
    Guest speaker: Michael Grace ’63, CC Music Dept.

    7:30 p.m.
    Festival Artists Concert, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St.

    Saturday, June 22

    Breakfast on your own

    9-11 a.m.
    Morning Sing, Bemis Lounge, 920 N. Cascade Ave.

    11:15 a.m.
    Group Photo, Steps to the north of Cossitt Hall

    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Peccary International Grand Convocation, Bemis Great Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave.

    1-3:30 p.m.
    Afternoon Sing, Bemis Lounge, 920 N. Cascade Ave.

    3:30-5:30 p.m.
    Break

    5:30-7 p.m.
    Reception, Event Center, Room 201, Charles L. Tutt Library, 1021 N. Cascade Ave.

    5:45 p.m. Optional Library Tour

    7:30 p.m.
    Orchestra Finale, Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
    The “Brahms Requiem” performance will be in honor of Don Jenkins and the seventh Tour Choir Reunion gathering. 

    Sunday, June 23
    9-10:30 a.m.
    Farewell Breakfast, Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall

    Photos from the 2015 gathering, "Probably the Last Reunion."

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    Email: 
    alumni@coloradocollege.edu 

    Mailing Address:
    Colorado College
    14 East Cache La Poudre Street
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Phone: (719) 389-6775
    Fax: (719) 389-6754

    Visiting Address:
    Tutt Alumni House
    1205 North Cascade Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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