WWU's Concert Choir has the unique opportunity to tour Northern Europe, performing in the spectacularly beautiful and artistically rich countries of Finland and Estonia.
The choir will start by flying from Seattle to Helsinki to sing in cities such as Helsinki and Tallinn, featuring picturesque medieval towns and breathtakingly beautiful countryside.
Our tour includes visits to Helsinki and Tampere (Finland), and Tallinn and Haapsalu (Estonia). In Tallinn, we will collaborate with the Estonian Girls' Choir to perform in the historic Mustpeade Saal (Black-brothers' Hall), once a meeting place of Medieval merchants. Later on, we will travel by bus through the Finnish countryside to Tampere's Tomio Kirkko (Dome Church) amid the country of ten thousand lakes.
In all, the WWU Concert Choir will perform five concerts at unique venues. In our free time, the choir will tour Old Town Tallinn and learn about the culture and history Finland and Estonia through visits to the Helsinki Museum of Natural History and the Estonian Outdoor Museum.
This is a once in a lifetime experience for these students and the cost of the trip is the main barrier keeping it from being an accessible opportunity to all. Your gift can make this trip happen for many students who may never otherwise have the opportunity to visit let alone perform in these countries ever again.
Please consider making your gift today to help offset the costs for these WWU students that are so eager to finally travel and sing!
All additional gifts over our goal will go towards reducing the trip cost for all the concert choir students, which is a strain for many of them.
6/12 M SeaTac Airport , depart afternoon IN FLIGHT
(6/13 T in Europe) Arrive Helsinki
Bus to Eurohostel Helsinki
6/14 W travel to Tampere Concert #1
Bus to Tampere Tampere
Tampere hostel or Lutheran Church Camp
Concert Tumio Kirkko
6/15 R Travel and Helsinki and concert #2 Helsinki
Bus to Helsinki
Evening Concert Kallijo Church
6/16 F Travel to Tallinn and free day
Bus to Tallink Ferry. Pakso Margareet Hostel Tallinn
Song Festival Grounds and Pirita Beach
6/17 S Concert at Mustpeade Saal w/ Ellerhein #3
Pakso Margareet Hostel Tallinn
Mustpeade Saal Concert
6/18 S Sing for Sunday Mass Concert #4
Sing for Mass at Pirita Cloister Tallinn
Old Town Tour and Shopping
6/19 M Travel to Haapsalu
Bus to Haapsalu
Haapsalu Hestia Spa Hotel
Haapsalu Museum Tour Haapsalu
6/20 T Haapsalu and concert #4
Haapsalu Hestia Spa Hotel Haapsalu
Concert in Haapsalu Toom Kirik
6/21 W Return to Tallinn Tallinn
Bus To Pakso Margareet
Estonian Outdoor Museum
6/22 R Helsinki Helsinki
Tallink Ferry to Helsinki. Eurohostel
Museum of Natural History.
6/23 F SeaTac, arrive afternoon IN FLIGHT
This helps cover those extra snacks, treats, and souvenirs that round out the experience of a lifetime
Help cover domestic travel like bus rides!
$100 will cover a city pass for transit and museums in Helsinki
Enough to provide partial airfare for one student.
Going above and beyond by providing round trip airfare for one student! This make a tremendous difference is the accessibility of the trip for all.
A gift of $3000 or more would help sponsor the entire trip and make a huge difference in reducing the cost for all choir students, thus lower barriers to participation and inclusion.