2017 Tentative daily schedule

Lutheran Youth Choir International’s

2017 Festival of Global Vocal Music

Chicago, Illinois and Mansfeld, Germany

July 12-July 25, 2017

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 global sacred choral music, including gospel and jazz, in addition to the liturgical music.

Day 1 (Weds., July 12)

  • Arrive in Illinois
  • Evening: First rehearsal

Day 2 (Thursday, July 13)

  • Morning and Afternoon: rehearsal.
  • Evening: picnic, swimming

Day 3 (Friday, July 14)

  • Morning and Afternoon: rehearsal
  • Evening: potluck and concert at Faith, Glen Ellyn

Day 4 (Saturday, July 15)

  • Leave from O’Hare Airport for Germany

Day 5 (Sunday, July 16)

  • Arrive in Berlin, travel to Mansfeld
  • Evening: First rehearsal together with German students

Day 6 (Monday, July 17)

  • All meals at Mansfeld Castle
  • Morning: devotions, rehearsal
  • Afternoon: rehearsal, free time
  • Evening: discussion, free time

Day 7 (Tuesday, July 18)

  • 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 8 (Weds., July 19)

  • 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 9 (Thursday, July 20)

  • Travel by coach to Erfurt
  • Free time in town, tour city
  • Sing Evening Prayer for Peace in Augustiner Kloster

Day 10 (Friday, July 21)

  • Travel by coach to Leipzig
  • Free time in town, tour St. Thomas Church
  • “Flash Sing” at Bach statue
  • Sing Evening Prayer for Peace at local music school

Day 11 (Saturday, July 22)

  • Travel by coach to Wittenberg
  • Tour city, Castle Church
  • Sing Evening Prayer for Peace at Schloss Mansfeld

Day 12 (Sunday, July 23)

  • Sing for morning service at Kloster-Mansfeld Church
  • Travel by coach to Berlin
  • Stay overnight at YMCA Youth Hostel

Day 13 (Monday, July 24)

  • Tour of Berlin, including Reichstag
  • Free time for shopping
  • Sing Evening Prayer for Peace at American Church

Day 14 (Tuesday, July 25)

  • Depart for United States
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