The Napa High School Alumni Choir will perform a free concert in the sanctuary of Napa’s First Presbyterian Church, 1333 Third St., at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19.
The concert will include works by several American and English composers including Handel, Mathias, Stanford, Shaw, Parker and Paulus.
The choir, a multi-generational collection of singers conducted by Travis Rogers, will present their performance tour repertoire just prior to leaving the next morning on a 10-day performance tour of Scotland and England June 20-30.
The tour itinerary includes performances at Greyfriars Kirk and St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, St. Asaph Cathedral in Wales, Coventry Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, St. John’s Smith Square in London, and St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle (the site of the recent royal wedding).
The tour has been planned for nearly three years with the 60-plus singers beginning earlier this spring to prepare 12 pieces for the performances by using online resources for part recordings, live-stream rehearsals and several open practices in Napa. Many participants will be flying in from various locations across the U.S. for a final series of intensive rehearsals starting Friday evening, June 15.
Local professional organist Tom Flesher will be accompanying the choir on the tour, which includes graduates of the Napa High Choirs from 1964 to the present. The choir also includes several families with two generations of singers in the NHS choral program.
For more information, contact the director, Travis Rogers, at 235-3072.