2015 tentative tour schedule

Lutheran Youth Choir International’s

2015 Festival of American Vocal Music

Mansfeld, Germany

July 25-August 4, 2015

TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE

Note: Evening Prayer for Peace is the worship service set in both German and English composed for the Lutheran Youth Choir by its director in 2008.

It is the format for most of the choir’s performances, and includes several pieces of American sacred choral music, including gospel and jazz, in addition to the liturgical music.

before July 25

Two days of preliminary rehearsal at local sites (i.e. Glen Ellyn IL, John’s Creek GA)

Day 1 (Saturday, July 25)

Departure for Germany

Day 2 (Sunday, July 26)

Arrive in Berlin, coach transfer to Mansfeld, Germany

Dinner at Mansfeld Castle, get settled in dorm rooms

Evening: first rehearsal, devotions

Day 3 (Monday, July 27)

All meals at Mansfeld Castle

Morning: devotions, rehearsal

Afternoon: rehearsal, free time

Evening: discussion, free time

Day 4 (Tuesday, July 28)

All meals at Mansfeld Castle

Morning: devotions, rehearsal

Afternoon: work project, performance at senior citizen home

Evening: “grill party” in the castle ruins, discussion

Day 5 (Wednesday, July 29)

Breakfast and lunch at Mansfeld Castle

Morning: devotions, rehearsal, travel by coach to Eisenach

Afternoon: tour Wartburg Castle, Bach House

Evening: joint concert with local choir, or sing Evening Prayer for Peace in local church

Day 6 (Thursday, July 30)

Travel by coach to Erfurt

Free time in town, tour city

Sing Evening Prayer for Peace in Augustiner Kloster

Day 7 (Friday, July 31)

Travel by coach to Leipzig

Free time in town, tour St. Thomas Church

“Flash Sing” at Bach statue

Possibly attend local concert

Day 8 (Saturday, Aug.1)

Travel by coach to Wittenberg

Tour city, Castle Church

Sing for English language afternoon service at Town Church

Day 9 (Sunday, Aug. 2)

Sing for morning service at Kloster-Mansfeld Church

Travel by coach to Berlin

Sing Evening Prayer for Peace at local church

Stay overnight at YMCA Youth Hostel

Day 10 (Monday, Aug.3)

Tour of Berlin, including Reichstag

Free time for shopping

Sing Evening Prayer for Peace at Kaiser-Wilhelm Church

Day 11 (Tuesday, Aug. 4)

Depart for United States

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