Sunday, April 8, 2012

SMCC homeward bound - Arrival in LAX may be delayed

Dear Family and Friends of the San Marino Chamber Choir travelers, just a quick note that the group's return, Turkish airlines flight TK 9, had a last minute schedule with the new departure being 12:45 pm local time, however then left with a delay as well. At the moment, this is the predication from the TK website, however we recommend you check again closer to their scheduled arrival.
Here is link to the website: then click on the third tab for Arrival/Departure and look up by flight (you just need to enter the number 9 after TK and today's date).
We wish everyone a safe and smooth return home

City / Airport
Aircraft TypeScheduledEstimatedActualStatus
Departure AirportIstanbul - AtaturkB77712:4513:0113:01DEPARTED
Arrival AirportLos Angeles - Los AngelesB77716:3017:38

More pictures from the 2012 San Marino Chamber Choir Tour: Istanbul, Turkey

Friday, April 6, 2012

Visiting Galatasaray High School on Friday, April 6

Here are some impressions from the famous soccer team's high school that SMCC will be visiting on Friday, April 6 for a meet and greet with students followed by your finale concert of the 2012 Performance Tour.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

San Marino Chamber Choir presents a join Highlight Concert at Bosphorus University on Thursday, April 5

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Müzik Kulübü, Amerika'dan gelen misafirlerini Albert Long Hall'de ağırlıyor!
California merkezli Howard Cheung yönetimindeki San Marino Chamber Choir ve BÜMK Caz Korosu, 5 Nisan Perşembe akşamı saat 20 da en güzel şarkılarını Albert Long Hall sahnesinde seslendiriyor olacaklar.
Bu güzel konserde bizimle olun!
Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Müzik Kulübü
'Müziğin kalbinin attığı yer'

Boğaziçi University Music Club welcomes our guests from America at Albert Long Hall!
California based San Marino Chamber Choir conducted by Howard Cheung, and BUMC Jazz Choir will be singing you their nicest songs on Albert Long Hall's stage on Thursday night, April 5 at 20 pm.
Please be our guests at this wonderful concert! 

Merhaba from Istanbul - We made it and have a great day ahead

Just a quick note that all of us and even every single piece of luggage made it to Istanbul late last night. A buffet dinner with traditional Turkish specialities like Koefte and Lahmacun awaited the group from San Marino California at the Hotel Volley. On today's agenda is a first orientation tour of this fascinating city, followed by an exchange and highlight concert at Bosphorus University.

More SMCC Tour Impressions from Terry Fouché: Wieskirche, Germany

Sunday, April 1, 2012

SMCC sings in Munich: "Ave Maria" by Biebl

Munich audience loves SMCC: "You sound like angels!"

The San Marino Chamber Choir presented its very first concert in Germany to a small, but very appreciative audience at the stunning Markuskirche in Munich, Bavaria on April 1. Around 100 people were in attendance for the excellent performance under the direction of  Mr. Howard Cheung. Here are a first few impressions and hopefully a video will upload while we sleep. Gute Nacht aus Deutschland, Sandra from Incantato Tours

TODAY: First "Made in USA"-Concert by the San Marino Chamber Choir this Sunday in Munich

The San Marino Chamber Choir (SMCC) will be presenting the first concert of its 2012 International Performance Tour to Germany and Istanbul on Sunday, April 1 at 7 pm at Markuskirche in Munich. The 40 students from San Marino High School in the greater Los Angeles area in California bring a wide variety of choral literature along for the 11-day Konzerttournee starting with classics like Biebl's Ave Maria or Bach's "oh Come Sweet Death", but also present work from contemporary American composers like Eric Whitacre and Richard Burchard. Spirituals as well as folk songs from North America, Asia and Europe conclude the musical offerings. The concert is a benefit for the hosting church's own music program and the singers from the USA hope to engage in some form of exchange with youth from St. Markus as well as the audience after the performance. "It is life changing for our singers to perform internationally", explains director Mr. Howard Cheung: "We are honored to share the gift and joys of choral music with the people of Munich and its many visitors." The San Marino Chamber Choir travels abroad annually and has already performed in Taiwan, Japan, Italy, Spain, Austria and Hungary - Stephansdom in Vienna, St. Peter's Basilica in Rome or the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona or only a few of the prestigious venues the singers performed at. In the USA they have presented concerts to full houses in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall in New York City; and the choir is regularly invited to high ranking festivals and competitions. This year's musical theme "Made in the USA" sums up where both the majority of the music as well as the students come from, but it is also meant to challenge the audience's expectations concerning the modern day make-up of American schools.  The San Marino Chamber Choir unites singers who origins origins represent many different nationalities, mostly Chinese and Taiwanese, but also Hispanic, Indian and last not least Arabic and German. 
The concert starts at 7 pm at Markuskirche on Gabelsbergerstr. 6 in Munich. The entrance is free, however seating is limited and thus early arrival highly recommended.