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Idaho State University Chamber Choir tours Europe

Posted July 10, 2012

Members of the Idaho State University Chamber Choir completed a two-week singing tour in Europe this summer.

The majority of the tour was spent in Italy, where the choral group performed at other concerts, masses and recitals in Rome, Siena, Florence, Lucca and Venice.

One of the biggest highlights of the trip was the choir performing at Saint Peter's Basilica, located within Vatican City, which has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world and is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites.

Freshman John Punt, 19 of Idaho Falls, added his take on this performance.

"I've never performed in a setting on the scale of St. Peters Basilica," said John Punt, ISU freshman who was on the trip. "Being in such a great hall like that was amazing."

The choir finished its tour with a four-day stay in Innsbruck, Austria, to participate in the Eph Ehly, The Passion Within Choral Festival, which featured four other U.S. university choirs touring Europe

The ISU Chamber Choir's tour will be featured in the fall 2012 Idaho State University Magazine.

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