Touring is a vital part of the life of Peterhouse Chapel Choir. Musically inspiring and culturally rich, these tours are life-changing opportunities for our organ and choral scholars to see exciting and often unusual destinations and to share their music-making with a wider international audience. Each year, the Choir tours internationally to sing in some of the finest buildings in Europe and beyond: recent destinations have included Venice, Latvia, Tuscany, Provence, Andalucia and Iceland. This year, the Choir will be touring the Baltic States, singing concerts and services in Vilnius (Lithuania) and Riga (Latvia) in early July.
The Choir's most recent tour, in July 2018, took them to Copenhagen and Tórshavn in the farflung Faroe Islands. Over the course of a week, they sang for a celebration of Holy Communion at Vor Frelser's Kirke, Copenhagen, and Choral Evensong in the Havnar Kirkja (Tórshavn Cathedral) which included a rare chance to sing in Faroese. They also sang two concerts, at St Alban's Anglican Church, Copenhagen and Vesturkirkjan, Tórshavn. Alongside their singing--which included performances of Byrd's Mass for Four Voices, and music by Duruflé, Rachmaninov, and James MacMillan--there was time to climb the famous corkscrew tower of Vor Frelsers, spend time at the Tivoli, and to trek across the misty mountains of the Faroe Islands to St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkjubøer. Have a look below at our two video diaries, which include footage of our performances while abroad.