The University of North Dakota Concert Choir is headed to Cuba May 18-27.
The choir is going to there to interact with the many great Cuban choirs as a result of a recent partnership with the American Choral Directors Association and Cuba.
In Cuba, the UND Concert Choir will be preforming alone and with local groups as well as attend educational clinics, workshops and cross-cultural exchanges with local universities and music conservatories.
Joshua Bronfman, conductor of the UND Concert Choir said, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the rich musical tradition of a culture in relative isolation from the rest of the world. There is no place like Cuba on the earth, and few Americans get a chance to visit.”
The UND Concert Choir will perform, by invitation, with the National Choir of Cuba and Coro Exaudi, both professional choirs in Havana, and tour Cuba, singing in various venues, as well as learn about Cuban culture and history.
Read more about the preparation and see daily updates from the Cuban tour by following the choir’s blog.
The choir will leave for Cuba after it performs this Saturday at the UND general commencement ceremony, set for 1:30 p.m., at the Alerus Center. The choir will take part in pre-ceremony performances as well as play “America the Beautiful” and the “Alma Mater” during the graduation event.