MUSC W10 The Singing Revolution: Baltic Choral Music (MAY)

Basic information

  • Dates: May 26–June 6
  • Cost: $3770 (estimate)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this off-campus program has been suspended. The information on this page is available for reference and planning purposes, but may no longer be accurate. If and when Calvin is able to re-open this and other off-campus programs, information will be provided at the main Off-Campus Programs website. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Off-Campus Programs office.

The trip will include visits to the Song Festival Grounds, the home of the Lithuania song festival, as well as the home of the Estonian Song Festival in Tartu, the birthplace of “Estonia’s Singing Revolution” in 1988 that was a powerful emotional force leading to the overthrow of Soviet rule.

Members of the Calvin Women’s Chorale present concerts and participate in worship services in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The course is taught by the instructor through study and performance, and with guest speaker(s) on its culture and history ahead of the trip in person and/or via Skype. The instructor also leads group discussions with the ensemble and facilitates interaction with local singers and church members. Students experience worship in a cross-cultural context and communion with other members of the Body of Christ through fellowship and song. The choir experiences collaboration with other local choirs via joint concerts. The trip will include visits to the Song Festival Grounds, the home of the Lithuania song festival, as well as the home of the Estonian Song Festival in Tartu, the birthplace of “Estonia’s Singing Revolution” in 1988 that was a powerful emotional force leading to the overthrow of Soviet rule. These festivals still occur in the present, bringing together tens of thousands of singers to crowds in the hundreds of thousands. Group singing is, per capita, more popular in this region than anywhere in the world. Fulfills CCE requirement. Fee: $3,770. May 26–June 6. P. Shangkuan. Off campus.

Cost

$3770 (estimate)

Questions / contact

Pearl Shangkuan

Pearl Shangkuan

Professor; Director of Choral Activities
(Capella, Women’s Chorale, Alumni Choir)
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