The chorus will arrive in HCM City on June 23 and take a guided tour to the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, followed by a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels – part of the underground network of passageways constructed by the Vietnamese resistance fighters during their long struggle for independence. After the trip, they will see HCM City’s centre and perform at the HCM Opera House on June 26.
They will perform at the Ha Noi Opera House on June 29 after touring the Old Quarter and Bat Trang ceramic village.
After their five-day stay in Viet Nam, they will leave for Cambodia.
The Boston Children’s Chorus, founded in 2003, is an innovative arts education organisation that unites children ages 7 – 19 without regard for race, religion or socio-economic status. The goal is for the children to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music.
It began with only 20 children in a pilot training programme and today has 450 singers in eleven choirs in five Boston locations. VNS