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In 2014 YAC will participate in the Serenade! Choral Festival June 26-29 in Washington, DC.  This festival is organized by Classical Movements and includes choruses from around the world.  YAC will perform the Mozart Vespers Solennes with orchestra and soloists on Saturday, June 28, at the Church of the Epiphany in downtown Washington.

For its 15th anniversary tour the Chorus toured three Baltic countries with great choral traditons: Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. The chorus gave six concerts in four cities.  Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen was the major choral work performed with either orchestra or organ.  The rest of the program included Yale arrangements of various American folk songs and songs of the countries. 

 

The Chorus co-hosted the Yale International Choral Festival in New Haven, June 19-23 2012.  Performances and master classes were provided by the Central Conservatory of Music Choir (Beijing), Manado State University Choir (Indonesia), Imilonji Kantu Choral Society (South Africa), and the Cambridge University Chamber Choir (England).  The Alumni Chorus performed to close the event. 

The 2011 Celebration Tour took the Chorus to Turkey, Georgia, and Armenia, June 14-28, 2011. The first concert in Istanbul joined the Chorus and the undergraduate Yale Glee Club, which was celebrating its sesquicentennial with a European tour that ended in Istanbul. The Chorus then flew to Georgia to hear the very special sounds of the traditional music of the region and perform with local choruses such as Basiani, Rustavi and Gori Women's Choir. In Armenia the Chorus was hosted by our longtime friend Constantine Orbelian, whose intimate knowledge of the country and its music added to the very special character of this tour.

On the 2010 Cantemos Tour the Chorus visited Havana and Matanzas Cuba June 26-July 5, performing with the Coro Nacional de Cuba and the Orquestra Solistas de La Habana. 

For the 2009 Voces Unidas Tour the Chorus toured Guatemala and Mexico.  They organized a children's choral festival in an indigenous area of Guatamala, sang Mozart's Coronation Mass with the MileniuM Sonfonietta of Mexico City, and gave concerts in Puebla and San Miguel de Allende Mexico.