The Choir visits Tianeman Square during China tour

One of the most exciting aspects of joining the choir is to chance to go on tours in Europe and across the world, without any need to contribute towards the travel and accommodation costs.

Mostly we sing British music on tour, but we often also sing some music associated with the place we’re visiting - in Brazil we sang a set of folksong arrangements in Portuguese, and in China we sang a new composition setting an ancient Chinese text composed by a member of the choir, as well as a nonsense song about vegetables. As far as possible we aim to experience the culture of the country we’re visiting, either through staying with host families or visiting particular tourist attractions.