By Esther Kardos
International tours are no longer just for the biggest stars in Hollywood – after all, North’s very own choir will be embarking on one at the beginning of next year. Within the span of ten days, the singing sensation will be touring the cities of Edinburgh, Scotland, and London, England. Between performing both collaboratively with other high schools and individually, they will be staying at three different hotels, visiting the many castles in the area, seeing the local tourist attractions, and witnessing a performance of Miss Saigon in the famous West End Theatre. The members of the choir are, of course, elated to have this opportunity.
One of the sopranos, Bhavana Ambatipudi, was quick to gush about her excitement. “Honestly, I’m most pumped for picking my roommate and taking an overseas trip on my own. I’ve been to Europe before, but being independent gives it a new kind of weight.”
Another member of the choir, tenor Nick Myers, was more passionate about the performances and culture. Though he, too, has previously visited Europe, Myers has high hopes for learning more about choral music within England and Scotland, and he is anxious to see a musical performance so far from Broadway. “It’s such a big deal, I’ve already got a countdown for February going on my phone,” he confessed.
Though their date of departure of February 6th might seem far away, the choir is already undergoing intense preparation. They practice both during and after school to perfect their upcoming performances, making sure their notes are crisp and clear. They will be presenting several songs, each showing off a different aspect of North’s musical talent. With such preparation and talent, it is certain that the European crowds will be nothing short of blown away by North’s choir. We wish the choir good luck in spreading the music.