Choir to Tour U.S., Canada
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    “Choir to Tour U.S., Canada,” Ensign, Nov. 1991, 112

    Choir to Tour U.S., Canada

    The Tabernacle Choir has scheduled a tour of the United States and Canada during July 1992 to commemorate the five-hundredth anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas.

    Plans for the tour were formally announced at the choir’s weekly rehearsal on September 5, by President Gordon B. Hinckley, First Counselor in the First Presidency.

    Choir president Wendell M. Smoot said the choir has performed in many U.S. cities, but the 1992 tour will mark the first-ever performances in Springfield and Nauvoo, Illinois, and Ames, Iowa.

    The two-week concert schedule is as follows:

    July 20—Richmond, Va.

    July 21—Toronto, Ont.

    July 22—Detroit, Mich.

    July 23—Columbus, Ohio

    July 25—Milwaukee, Wis. (with the Milwaukee Symphony)

    July 27—Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minn.

    July 28—Ames, Iowa

    July 29—Nauvoo, Ill.

    July 30—Springfield, Ill.

    The choir will leave Salt Lake City by chartered plane on July 19, Brother Smoot said. After the Toronto concert, the singers will travel by bus to Detroit, Columbus, and Milwaukee. Then they will fly via chartered planes to the other concert locations, returning to Salt Lake City on July 30.

    On Sunday, July 26, the broadcast of the choir’s weekly program, “Music and the Spoken Word,” will originate in Milwaukee.