International touring is an important component of the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus experience. It provides a free and open environment outside the conflict of Jerusalem for our singers to deepen their relationships with one another, as well as a chance for them to make an impact on the world stage. It also provides a great incentive for singers to join, and helps them maintain their focus and commitment throughout the year. Abroad, our singers grow to depend on one another in difficult and new situations, and rise to the challenge in expanding their own cultural perspectives. As an ensemble, we are featured nationally on television and in print media on each tour we take, and are honored by the opportunity to spread our message far and wide, inspiring audiences from all walks of life.
To catch a glimpse of life on tour with JYC, check out our Tour Reports from Japan, the UK, and the US!
Upcoming Tour Dates
To Be Announced!
Host the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus in Your Country!
We love to travel, and we would love to visit you! But building a tour for our chorus is not a simple matter, and takes considerable, time, money, and effort. Our tour destinations always contain the following four characteristics:
- A logistics team on the ground who take responsibility for our safety, and with whom we build the tour
- Financial support for the tour specific to that destination - we do not have a tour budget, and do not take away from our year-round Jerusalem programming in order to tour
- Unique artistic opportunities for performance and cross-cultural collaboration
- And meaningful opportunities to foster and engage in dialogue with local communities about our work and theirs
If you think there might be a real opportunity for us to work together to build a tour to your city or country, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your ideas!