The Pasadena Boys Choir
Tour Takes Pasadena Boys Choir to Oregon, Washington, British Columbia
The Pasadena Boys Choir journeyed to the Pacific Northwest for concerts in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia this past spring. The tour marked the Choirs first tour to the Pacific Northwest. The choir flew from Los Angeles to Portland where they were greeted by their tour leader and bus driver, and were then transported to a central point in Portland to meet their host families. The following morning the tour party boarded the coach for a scenic trip up the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge and a stop over at Multnomah Falls, the 5th largest waterfall in the United States. After a brisk hike up to the observation bridge, the choirboys resumed their sight seeing with a visit to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The boys explored the outstanding hands-on, kid-friendly exhibits before their trip back for the evening performance and a wonderful buffet dinner. In the morning they would journey on to their next city, Seattle, Washington.
The four-hour drive to Seattle provided boys with an opportunity to catch up on school work that would be due once they returned home. While most of the choirboys were observing their Spring break, a few were missing six days of school.
As we departed Portland with a beautiful view of snow-peaked Mt. Hood, we soon crossed over the Hood River into Washington. In the distance we could see the stunning splendor of Mt. St. Helens. The coach was quiet as we gazed with awe at this majestic landmark.
Arriving in Seattle in the early afternoon, the coach dropped the choirboys and a counselor off at the Pacific Science Center, while the remainder of the tour party was delivered to the hotel, only two blocks from the Science Center. After a couple of hours at the Center, the boys were walked to the hotel, checked in, and prepared for their trip to St. Marks Cathedral where they would perform their second concert. St. Marks is a modern Cathedral edifice with outstanding acoustics. It proved to be an exciting venue for the boys to perform in. The following morning the group departed for the drive to Vancouver, then on to Port Angelus and the ferry trip to beautiful Victoria, B.C. After a visit to the British Columbia Museum, the boys were off to Christ Church Cathedral for their final performance.
A long drive the following morning returned the group to Seattle and dinner that evening at Planet Hollywood. There was just enough time the next morning for a trip up the Space Needle before the flight home.
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