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Day 4 – Time for some fun!

After an insanely successful concert at the Compañia de Jésus Church in Cordoba, Hernan, our tour guide arranged for the choir to go dancing at a local disco two blocks from the hotel.  With no other performances in Córdoba on the following day, a night out to experience Argentinian nightlife seemed reasonable. Although I personally cannot hang with the younger …

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Day 3 in Argentina was the biggest travel day of our tour!

Although we got an early 7:15 AM start on our trek to Cordoba, the slow travel speed of the bus and distance we needed to cover made it impossible to make our 12:00 noon arrival time.  As stated earlier, we have a double-decker bus, which is generally comfortable for the group, but difficult to negotiate in an urban environment with low trees …

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Day 2 in Argentina – the city of Rosario

After a breakfast that featured hot croissants baked on the premises, we began our 2nd day with a tour of the nearby city of San Lorenzo, known for a very famous battlefield where Argentinian troops, led by General José de San Martín, defeated Spanish troops. We visited the battleground and the adjacent Convent de San Carlos, famous for hiding Argentinian …

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Choir Director Eric Conway’s Blog from Argentina Tour 2015

It is that time of the year again – the time when the Morgan State University choir shares our music with yet another part of the world!  This year’s installment takes us to the South American country of Argentina!  We will tour most of the major cities in this country including Rosario, Córdoba, San Luiz, Puente del Inca, and finally …

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Former Morgan State Music Major wins International Vocal Competition

Issachach Savage wins International Vocal Competition

Former Morgan State University Music Major and choir member Issachah Savage just won all four prizes in The International Wagner Vocal Competition.  Issachah won the First place prize, the Orchestra’s choice, the Audience’s choice, and the Speight Jenkins Award which is a featured appearance in a special concert full of famous opera celebrities.  Issachah happened to win this award on …

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MSU Choir Middle East Tour – Day 11

Day 11 – Back to Dubai Today we drove back to Dubai for our flight home, departing the hotel at 2:00 AM for a 5:30 AM flight on May 30 (remember we are eight hours ahead of you). We reluctantly left our City Seasons hotel in Abu Dhabi (as this was our best accommodation on the tour).  We had a pleasant hour and a …

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MSU Choir Middle East Tour – Day 10

Today was a good day. Quite like Oman, we have two very fine guides for the country of the United Arab Emirates. Given that we have two buses on this tour, one for the choir and one for the “shadow group,” one guide is assigned to each group. After a very exhausting Carmina Burana performance on last night, the group …

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MSU Choir Middle East Tour – Day 9

Travel Day to Abu Dhabi We left our Dubai hotel of two days – Hotel CityMax – at 9:30AM for an hour and a half drive to Abu Dhabi. On the way to Abu Dhabi, we stopped to take photos of the most luxurious hotel in the world—the Burj Al Arab! Some felt compelled to touch the water at the …

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MSU Choir Middle East Tour – Day 8

Day 8 in Dubai: Today’s post will have more photos than narrative, as there was so much to see and share, and it is late.  This morning, we visited another mosque: The Jumeriah Mosque – a magnificent example of modern Islamic architecture.  The reason for another visit to a mosque was the presentation of local culture and customs given by …

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