Concert Choir FinEst (Finland and Estonia) Tour 2023

$7,310
36%
Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
16 Donors
83
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Project ends on March 01, at 12:00 AM PST
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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page"


Tim Fitzpatrick, Concert Choir Director

 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! THANK YOU!



Itinerary:

                6/12 M  SeaTac Airport , depart afternoon                                               IN FLIGHT                                                                                 

                (6/13 T in Europe)  Arrive Helsinki 

                                Bus to Eurohostel                                                                            Helsinki

                                Tour 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

                                Eurohostel

                                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

Levels
Choose a giving level

$25

Program Enhancements

This helps cover those extra snacks, treats, and souvenirs that round out the experience of a lifetime

$50

Travel Trustee

Help cover domestic travel like bus rides!

$100

Helsinki Hero

$100 will cover a city pass for transit and museums in Helsinki

$500

Choir Champion

Enough to provide partial airfare for one student.

$1,500

Choir Crusader

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.

$3,000

Angel Level Sponsor

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.

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