About the SCS Touring Choir

The Summit Children’s Touring Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Arlene Jacobs is touring Malta and Sicily this summer, June 25th – July 6th 2009. They serve as performance ambassadors for the whole of the Summit Choral Society in Akron, Ohio.

In recent years they have been involved in performances of such large scale works as Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers, Verdi’s Quattro Pezzi Sacri and William Mathias' Jonah. They have also been prominently featured in the Summit Choral Society’s three major commissioned works one of which was premiered in Beijing, China in collaboration with the China Children’s Choir of Beijing and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

During the past decade, the SCS Touring Choir has been featured in state, regional and national choral conferences. They have appeared as part of international music festivals in England, Hawaii, China and Italy and in June of 2007 experienced their first independent international tour giving concerts to capacity crowds in the German cities of Speyer and Chemnitz; Czech Republic cities of Chulmec and Prague; and in Vienna, Austria singing High Mass at the famous Stefansdom as well as a benefit concert in St. Anna Kirche – proceeds of which went to the children’s cancer unit of Vienna’s St. Anna Hospital. This coming summer the SCC Touring choir will embark on their second independent international tour to Malta and Sicily in the heart of the Mediterranean.