ALMA COLLEGE CHOIR
The Alma Choir tours abroad in May of every other year. Since beginning this tradition in 1998, the Choir has taken eight overseas tour. We just returned from two weeks in Ireland in May 2012 and are already planning a tour to Scotland for May 2014.
IRELAND TOUR 2012
The Alma Choir spent 15 glorious days in Ireland in May 2012. We started out with 4 days in Cork (on the south east coast) where we participated in the marvelous Cork International Choral Festival. From there we traveled clock-wise around the island with fabulous visits to the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Glaway, and Sligo. Then up to Northern Ireland where we sang in Derry, Cookstown and Belfast, before ending our trip with 3 days in Dublin.
Singers at the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland. You know this spot as "The Cliffs of Insanity" from the Princess Bride.
SCOTLAND TOUR 2010
The volcanic ash cloud cooperated just enough for the Alma Choir to fly into Edinburgh on May 5. The following two weeks were spent making a circle of Scotland from Ayr on the west coast, to Oban (the gateway to the Hebrides) and across Mull to the Isle of Iona, north through the Great Glen to Loch Ness and Nairn, down the east coast to glorious St. Andrews, and finally back to Edinburgh for three days in the capital city.
On the bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond!
We can't thank our wonderful hosts enough for all they did for us: warm welcomes, wonderful meals, beautiful places to sing, dancing and friendship.
Alma Choir at the Roman Colosseum (May 13, 2008)
(Here are some photos of past Alma Choir trips abroad)
Basses at Edinburgh Castle (2006)
Alma singers in Paris (2000)
Choir friends in front of 12th Century Cathedral on the Scottish Isle of Iona.
Alma Choir in Zakopane, Poland (2004)
In the ruins of the St. Andrew's Cathedral, Scotland (2006)