Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Embarks on 20-Day South African Tour, Its First to African Continent, July 3-20

Free Tour “Send Off” Concert Slated for Sunday, July 1, 7 p.m., at Pasadena Presbyterian Church

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC), continuing its proud tradition of touring nationally and internationally to share its artistry with broader audiences, makes its first trip to the African continent when it tours toSouth Africa, July 3-20. During the 20-day tour, the chorus, led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, gives seven performances, including two in Grahamstown as part ofSouth Africa’s prestigious National Arts Festival, conducts several workshops, and participates in cultural exchanges with a number of local choirs. Performances are also slated inJohannesburg,Cape Town,Pretoria, and Drakensburg. To launch the tour, LACC presents a free “send off” concert Sunday, July 1, 7 p.m., at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

On July 7 and 8, LACC performs at St. Aidan’s Chapel in Grahamstown as part of the National Arts Festival.  It appears at theGeorgeMuseumin George on July 9, the JL Zwane Center inGugulethuTownshipon theCapePeninsulaon July 12,KenmereSchoolinCape Townon July 13,Sowetoon July 15, and the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School in Drakensberg on July 18.

LACC participates in workshops and/or cultural exchanges with East Cape Children’s Choir, South Cape Children’s Choir, Kensington Girl Choir, Joyful Harmonies Choir, Cantare Children’s Choir, Harmonia Girls Choir, and Drakensberg Boys’ Choir. The choir members also enjoy homestays with some of these choirs, and savor the country’s spectacular scenery, such as the beautiful Garden Route, Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain, Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, and a game reserve in Muldersdrift, located below the Swartkop Mountain Range next to the Cradle of Humankind.

Admission to the free “send off” concert on July 1 is on a first come first served basis. For information on Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, please call (626) 793-4231 or visit www.lachildrenschorus.org.