China Tour Travelogue One

Dear Friends,

Early, early on Sunday morning, while most of the world was still asleep, the 29 members of the Georgia Boy Choir Touring Choir (the combined forces of the Concert Choir and Young Men’s Ensemble), met under the watchful eye of the Dinosaur skeleton in the atrium of Atlanta’s Hartsfield/Jackson airport. After a few tearful goodbyes, they lined up and boarded a plane, ultimately bound for a 17-day concert tour to China. They actually boarded two planes, one headed to Dallas, the other for Chicago, but after a couple of connecting flights, everybody reunited in Tokyo, and flew together to Beijing where they are all now resting peacefully in their hotel beds.

Immigration at Beijing Airport

Immigration at Beijing Airport

Tomorrow, the adventure really begins, and we want you to be a part of it. As the Choir winds its way across this big, beautiful country, making new friends, and sharing the beauty of their singing, we will be sending out this travelogue, filled with pictures and video of their fantastic experiences.

The first concert is Tuesday (tomorrow) at Beijing University. We are told there have been more than 2000 tickets already sold! It should be a remarkable experience. We wish that we could have brought all of you along with us, but since that is not possible, we are going to attempt to broadcast this concert LIVE over the internet. You’ll have to get up early, because airtime is 7:30 AM Georgia time. Logging on and viewing the concert will be easy. Just go to www.GeorgiaBoyChoir.org/tourbroadcast, follow the instructions on that page, and enjoy the performance. You’ll even be able to “chat” with a member of the team as you watch the broadcast.

So, set your alarms. We’ll see you in the morning.

The Georgia Boy Choir China Tour Team.

The 2010 Touring Choir at the Atrium in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. 

The 2010 Touring Choir at the Atrium in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.