The majority of the Choir and their party traveled by bus from MU to Philadelphia, where they will meet several students who lives in southeast Pennsylvania and will then fly to Europe.
The Choir, under the direction of Peggy Dettwiler, will compete at the World Choir Games, the largest international choral competition in the world, July 9-19 in Riga, Latvia.
They will visit and perform in Lübeck and Berlin, Germany, Warsaw, Poland and Vilnius, Lithuania before arriving in Riga, Latvia.
The MU Concert Choir is no stranger to the World Choir Games. In 2008, in Graz, Austria, Mansfield won the championship in the Gospel & Spiritual Category and placed second among 36 choirs in the Mixed Youth Choir Category. In Cincinnati, OH in 2012, MU won three gold medals.
Fans can also keep track of the Concert Choir by joining their Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/267068086783122/
For more information on the World Choir Games, go to interkultur.com/world-choir-games